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Obituary: Harland Smith Russon

Harland Smith Russon 1919 ~ 2005 Harland Smith Russon, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away peacefully at his home September 15, 2005. Harland was born in American Fork, November 24, 1919 to Jesse LeRoy and Ione Adella Smith Russon. He was married to his loving wife, LaVon Taylor Russon in the Salt Lake Temple September 2, 1948. Harland served faithfully in many callings in the LDS church including branch president, temple worker in both Provo and Salt Lake Temples and stake missionary. He also served two full-time missions, one to California and one later in life with LaVon to the Washington D.C. South Mission. His abiding testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will forever stand as a beacon to his family. Harland proudly served his country in World War II and upon returning attended the University of Utah where he graduated with a BS degree in Science. Later he earned the equivalent of a master's degree in art. He taught art, math, and science at Hillside Junior High School and was a talented artist. Harland is survived by his wife; and five children, Jeffrey (Veronica) Russon, Christine (Ron) Forstner, Leslie (Kent) Baker, Robert Russon, and Leigh (David) Bardsley; two brothers, Mari-on (Sharon) Russon, and Leonard (Al-ene) Russon; sister-in-law, Delores M. Russon; as well as 10 grandchildren, who were the light of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stanford; infant daughter, Jenny; and granddaughter, Robyn. Until the very end, his life was characterized by loving service. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 20, 11 a.m. at the Cedar Hills 10th Ward, 9737 North Chesterfield Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. A viewing will be held that morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the ward. Directions to the chapel provided by Russon Brothers Mortuary, 801-328-8846. In lieu of flowers, please donate to either the Missionary Fund or the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. Online guest book and directional maps: