Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Melvin C. Hartshorn, passed away at his home on July 4, 2001 with his family at his side. After several years of declining health, he left us to return to our Heavenly Father and his mother, father, and brother, David.
Mel was born June 3, 1928 to Mary Jane de St. Jeor and James Hartshorn, in Lehi, Utah, where he grew up. He graduated from Lehi High School in 1946. Mel served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain. It was there he met and baptized his wife, Jessie Ferguson. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple, Oct. 18, 1951.
From this marriage, Mel and Jessie had two daughters, Gwen and Lisa.
Together, Mel and Jessie owned and operated the Lehi Floral for nearly 30 years. This was a business that they dearly loved and enabled them to stay close to many people in the community.
Mel had many friends.
He was particularly fond of his many Scottish friends.
Mel greatly loved his wife, daughters, and was especially fond of his grandchildren.
He was a High Priest in the Monument Park 9th Ward.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years; two daughters, Gwen (Pete) Mathys, Sandy; Lisa (Kit) Mantz, Riverton; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; two brothers and two sisters, Jim Hartshorn, St. George; Ralph Hartshorn, Boise, Idaho; Evelyn Brown, Salt Lake City; Wanda Holt, South Jordan; many nieces and nephews, and many great friends.
The family expresses their gratitude for the concern and kind care of the Utah Dialysis Center staff.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 7, 2001 at 12 noon in the Salt Lake Monument Park 9th Ward Chapel, 1565 Foothill Drive. Friends may call at the Wing Mortuary, 118 E. Main, Lehi, Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. and at the Church in Salt Lake Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Interment will be in the Lehi City Cemetery under direction of Wing Mortuary, funeral directors.