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Obituary: Harold Berdell Haslam

Harold Berdell Haslam

1930 ~ 2007

CENTERVILLE - Harold Berdell Haslam passed away September 27, 2007 and the world lost a great hero.

Harold was born September 2, 1930 to James and Martha Neilsen Haslam in Trenton, Utah. He married his sweetheart Shirley November 6, 1953. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Harold grew up in Trenton, Utah with his seven siblings. Harold graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in civil engineering. He was a lifelong University super fan and member of the Crimson Club, rarely missing any athletic event.

He was a dedicated father to his two sons and friends, Steve and Tim. Together they made many wonderful memories.

Harold had seven grandchildren who he loved dearly. He always had time to be with them and never missed an opportunity to support them. His investment of time and love in his grandchildren has blessed their lives and will never be forgotten. They greatly love him.

He had a strong and unwavering testimony and loved his Father in Heaven. He faithfully served him in many church positions. For the past ten years he served with his wife as service missionary coordinator in the membership department, where he was dearly loved.

Harold was a kind, gentle, loving and very generous man. He was always helping those in need. He was a friend to everyone and willingly took many into his house over the years. As a true cowboy, Harold loved his cowboy music and poetry. He was an excellent carver, and could often be found carving to his music.

Harold always had a joke to tell, and had a great sense of humor.

As a man of many talents, he also enjoyed golf, hunting, writing poetry, riding horses, fishing, reading, and fiddling on the guitar. Harold was active and enjoyed life to its fullest. His true dedication to Shirley was evident in his willingness to join a square dancing club with her even though he didn't enjoy dancing. Harold served in the Korean war and was proud of his service. He earned many medals and recognitions.

Harold was preceded in death by his son, Steve (LaDon Mellor) of Texas; his parents; brothers, Jim and Bud; and his sister, Vera. Survived by his sweetheart of 54 years, Shirley; his son, Tim (Patricia) of Bountiful; four grandsons; three granddaughters; family; and countless friends.

We miss you immensely already. We honor you, our dear husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. Your legacy of love, devotion, generosity and kindness will live in our hearts forever. You have truly enriched the lives of all who have known you.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 2, 2007, 12:00 noon at the Centerville South Stake chapel, 270 North 300 East, Centervillle. Family and friends may call Monday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary (295 North Main, Bountiful), or Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment in the Centerville cemetery. Online guestbook at: