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David Charles Harmon

Grand Junction resident David Charles Harmon died on Monday, May 4, 2009, at his home after suffering a stroke. He was 75.

Harmon was a sociology professor at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus in Glenwood Springs for more than 20 years. Harmon established a sister city relationship between Glenwood Springs and the town of Teotecacinte, Nicaragua, where he led hundreds of students on exchange programs to the rural village.

After retiring, Harmon became an adjunct professor at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, and launched an exchange program between Grand Junction and the village of El Espino, El Salvador.

Harmon was born on Jan. 16, 1934, in Pontiac, Mich., and was raised in Denver. A Baptist minister for more than 50 years, he worked as campus minister at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

He was a member of the Grand Junction Rotary Club, the Foundation for Cultural Exchange and the Glenwood Springs Friendship City Exchange.

He was survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.

Memorial services are being arranged under the direction of The New Glenwood Funeral Service. Contributions may be made to the Dave Harmon Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit students in El Salvador. Donations may be sent to the Foundation for Cultural Exchange, 641 N. 17th St., Grand Junction.

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