Obituary: Harry Ward Rodabough
Contributor: HSatchel Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago
Deseret News Published: Friday, March 19 2004
1942 ~ 2004
Harry Ward Rodabough, 61, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away March 17, 2004 at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo after a courageous fight with pulmonary fibrosis and a lung transplant. His love, humor, wisdom and guidance were a blessing to us all.
He was born July 4, 1942 in Delta, Utah to Harry Webster and Lela Robison Rodabough. He spent his early childhood in Caliente, Nevada and later moved with his family to Provo, Utah.
He met his sweetheart, Karyl Lee Ashton at a church dance. They dated and grew up together. They were sealed for time and eternity on March 8, 1962 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
He graduated from BYU and worked in law enforcement as a police officer for Orem City, and an investigator for the State of Utah in multiple capacities. He was the manager of Chemical Transportation Safety for the Union Pacific Railroad. He was a natural leader and held many different jobs throughout his life and befriended people from all walks of life. He found great satisfaction in serving as Justice of the Peace for Woods Cross City for over 10 years.
He served in many callings in the LDS Church. He was Bishop of the Orem 39th Ward and later served as Bishop of the Woods Cross 6th Ward and on the High Council of two stakes. He loved the gospel and served people with true selfless love.
He is survived by his wife, Karyl Lee, and six children, Harry Wade Rodabough, Woods Cross; Kim and David Christensen, Burley, ID; Stacy Larson, Orem; Brandon Lee and Maureen Rodabough, Bountiful; Ammon Kale and Brenlyn Rodabough, Colorado Springs, CO; and Matthew Ashton and Lanita Rodabough, Woods Cross. He was loved and adored by 19 grandchildren whom he graced with their own special nicknames. He is the oldest brother of four, Sidney, Lyle and Thayne. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 22, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Woods Cross 6th Ward Chapel, 790 West 1500 South, Woods Cross, Utah. Family and friends may call at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery.