Harvey E. McCann | PostIndependent.com

Harvey E. McCann

Harvey E. McCann passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2014, in South Jordan, UT, at the age of 86.

Harvey Edward McCann was born on Nov. 21, 1927, to John Edward and Clara May Harvey McCann in Columbia, Utah. In the early 1930s, the family moved to Western Colorado, where Harvey and his dear brother and best friend, Glenn, were raised in the Crystal River Valley at Placita and grew up in the shadow of majestic Chair Mountain. In 1945 he graduated from Carbondale Union High School, whereupon he immediately joined the U.S. Army toward the end of World War II. He was soon assigned to the Army Air Corps and its successor, the U.S. Air Force, with a B-29 Bomb Group, wherein he served proudly until the Spring of 1949.

After his military service, he entered the Colorado School of Mines, receiving the degree of Engineer of Mines in 1953. Following several years in the private sector of the minerals industry, he was employed by the U.S. Geological Survey, involved in administering mineral leasing on federally owned lands, from which he retired after some 20 years of service.

He was married in Carbondale following high school and later divorced. There were 2 children from that marriage, Kelly and Kathy. Harvey married Fern Kroll of Utah in 1966. She had three children from a previous marriage; Denis, Judy, and Gary. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Masonic Order and American Legion, all of Carbondale; and Elks Lodge of Aspen, Colorado.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Fern, South Jordan; son, Kelly (Carol McCann), Henderson, Nevada; daughter, Kathy McCann, Carbondale, Colorado; three stepchildren, Denis (Sheila) Kroll, West Jordan, UT, Judy (Larry) Giles, West Jordan, Gary (Debbie) Kroll, South Jordan; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Oct. 11, 2014, at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel in Sandy, UT. Online condolences: http://www.larkincares.com.

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