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Larry Willie Ray Harwood
8-30-1971 - 1-21-2022
Willie was born in Ogden, Utah on August 30, 1971 to Charlene “Vera” White Harwood and Gerald Norman Harwood. He graduated from Ben Lomond High school in 1989 where he lettered in football. Though his life was cut far too short, he lived life to the fullest for 50 years. Willie raced dirt bikes and followed any adventure that presented itself to him while growing up, especially anything involving sports which continued into a lifelong love and passion for softball and the creation of his softball family. He personally played, and passionately coached, and non-stop breathed football. Willie enjoyed hunting with his “little buddy” Christain and teaching him what he knew. He loved “forced family fun” cookouts with his family, and was popularly known for his perfectly cooked Worcestershire soaked steaks. Willie and his family loyally and religiously watched The Nebraska Cornhuskers whether it was a foreseen win or lose, a game was never missed. Every year he looked forward to every Husker Spring scrimmage game.
Willie was always ready for a drive with his dad or his friend Kerry Jones whether it was a short drive around Pineview or up to Malad for lottery tickets. He cherished and looked forward to any time he got to spend with his granddaughters Araya and Madi, and was proud to wear the title of Papa upon his shoulder. Willie didn’t define his family or his children by last name or by blood, he defined them by love and commitment and never failed to fill the part of a father to many in need.
Willie touched a lot of lives in so many ways, he was always there for friends and family no matter what or when it was needed. Willie was a man of many skills, and turned those talents into a successful career as Maintenance Manager at Verdesian Life Sciences.
Willie was married to Jill Coley from 1992-2010. They were blessed with three children, daughters Tonie Foy (Jeremy Foy), Laeton Harwood (Chase Green) and of course Willie’s legacy, his son Christain Harwood (Aspen Smith). They remained friends after their divorce and kept creating memories with their children. In 2016 he started a new life with his partner and love, Lori Woodbury and her two children Mason and Mya Williams. They lived a short but happy 6 years together. The time shared may not have been as long as they both wished but was definitely a profound and meaningful time in their life.
Willie, the youngest of his siblings is survived by, Debbie (Monte) Cumming, Leslie “Bub” (Kerri) Torres, George (Cheryl) Harwood, Jeannie (Tom) Bush, and Lena (Eric) McTee.
He will be forever missed by all that knew him.
Go Big Red!!!!!
Services will be held at Aarons mortuary at 496, 24th St, Ogden UT, 84401. Viewing starts at 10:00AM, services will start at 11:00AM on Saturday, January 29th. Final resting place is Ogden City Cemetery
Saturday, January 29, 2022
10:00 - 10:45am (Mountain time)
Saturday, January 29, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)
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