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l. Duane Harmon

Born: Wed., May 26, 1943
Died: Wed., Sep. 11, 2019


Visitation

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Sep. 21, 2019
Location: Tyhee Stake Building


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 21, 2019
Location: Tyhee Stake Building


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Lewis Duane Harmon, 76, of Pocatello, passed away peacefully September 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Duane was born May 26, 1943 in Gooding, Idaho to Lewis and Elva (Jenkins) Harmon. He attended Hazelton Elementary and Valley High School. In 1962 he spent two years in England serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Central British Mission. In 1966 Duane graduated from Ricks College with an Associate degree in Agronomy and a minor in Botany. He graduated in 1969 from BYU with a Bachelor of Science in Botany and a minor in Chemistry. In 1978 he graduated with a master’s in Education Administration from BYU.

Duane had a successful career as a seminary teacher working for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Church Education System. He began teaching in Burley, Idaho, then moved to Pocatello where he taught seminary at Highland and Pocatello High and Irving, Hawthorne, Alameda, and Franklin Junior High Schools. After 29 years of teaching seminary, Duane spent the last ten years of his career in the Church Education System’s area office.

He married his eternal companion, Connie Barley, on November 17, 1967 in the Salt Lake City Temple. They had six children, Brian (Cheryl) Harmon of Caldwell, Lisa (Doug) Whiting of Chubbuck, Richard (Holly) Harmon of Inkom, Brent (Mikel) Harmon of Chubbuck, Jana (David) Richards of Ammon, and Jeffrey Harmon.

Duane was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings with Gospel Doctrine teacher and Bulletin Specialist being his favorites. He was very loved by his family and respected by all who knew him. He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joyce (Tom) Jackson; and son, Jeffrey.

Duane is survived by his beloved wife; five children; 17 grandchildren, Jen, Jeff, Amber, Jessica, Alyssa, Trey, Kaytlin, Sarah, Kalianne, BreAnna, Marcus, Kenna, Macy, Calan, Kamden, Kailey, and Bridger; 3 great-grandchildren, Ellie, Lennon, and Rowan; sister, Rose (Gary) Kincaid of Paul and brother, Norman Harmon of Hazelton; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Tyhee Stake Center, 12146 West Tyhee Road, Pocatello, Idaho, with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am prior.

Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83204.

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Eric Bringhurst
   Posted Thu September 19, 2019
“Brother” Harmon was my first seminary teacher back in the late 1970’s at Hawthorne “Junior” high school. A remarkable, loving & kind individual with a heart of gold and a sense of humor to boot! He left a lasting impression of the love for the gospel of Jesus Christ, and was an example of that to all that he taught. He had an incredible spirit about him that was so inviting. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him, but is now teaching and enlightening even more in the spirit world above! Thank you Brother Harmon!

Lena (Frasure) Rupp
   Posted Fri September 20, 2019
Mr. Harmon made a big impact on my life and was my favorite seminary teacher. I will always remember him. I am very sorry for your loss.

Dee Johnson
   Posted Fri September 20, 2019
Duane was a great friend and fellow teacher in the Church Educational System. I appreciated his service to all of the teachers in the Pocatello/Idaho Falls area as an Administrative Assistant in the Area Office. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and his family were the most important focuses of his life. Sincere condolences to his wife and family.

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