Helen Caroline Seely Harvey
1927 ~ 2017

Our sweet angel mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend passed away quietly at home on September 7, 2017, and returned to the loving embrace of our Savior and our Heavenly Father, and into the waiting arms of her parents, siblings and friends.

Helen Caroline Seely was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, on August 4, 1927, to Ruel Hazard Seely and Anna Eula Jorgensen. She graduated Mt. Pleasant High School and attended Brigham Young University where she met Jonathan Hans (JH) Harvey and fell in love. The two were married In the Salt Lake Temple on September 25, 1946. They made their home first in Pleasant Grove, Utah, and then moved onto the small farm owned by JH in Manila, north of Pleasant Grove, where they reared their family and grew apples, cherries, and raspberries, among other things.

Helen had a love of singing and sang for many years with a women’s choral group, the Maniloetts. She loved to knit and to sew and was an excellent seamstress. She also mentored young girls in 4-H in cooking and sewing. She loved her friends and loved to socialize with them, but her life was centered on her family.

She was an active and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and instilled in her children faith in Jesus Christ and a love of the gospel. She served many years in Primary, and in many callings in the Relief Society, including Relief Society President, twice. She loved to serve, and it is said that she was often the first to meet and welcome new people into the ward.

She is survived by her husband, JH, and by her children, Michael (Nola Smith), Janet (Clarke Garn), Debra (Pat Holman), Diane (Kirk Stovall), Paul, Jeanne (Kalyn Lloyd), Caroline (Lansing Smith), and Linda (Douglas Fillmore), 36 grandchildren, and 84 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings, Boyd (Patricia Clark), Dale (Gloria Nelson), Morris (Peggy Henrie), Eva Adela, Leone (Ross Smith) and Claire, and granddaughter Page Stovall Cahoon, grandson, Tanner Smith and great grandson Reed Garn.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Cedar Hills 7th LDS Ward Chapel, 9737 North Chesterfield Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church prior to services. Interment will be at the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Allyson Miller and Megan Hudson of Symbii Hospice for their kindness and exemplary care prior to her passing, and thanks to Warenski Funeral Home for their services rendered upon her death.

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