Birth date: May 10, 1922
Death date: June 11, 2012
Myron Stuart Harmon, born May 10, 1922 in Hesper, North Dakota, died June 11, 2012 in Des Moines, Washington. Husband, father, grandfather, great-father, brother, uncle. Proud WWII veteran, U. S. Army, member of the 80th Blue Ridge Division. Son of Amanda Elise (Nesset) Harmon and Mikel Edward Harmon. Husband of Annie (Larson). Father of Myra, Neil (Anna) and Lynn Harmon and Roxane Robinson. Grandfather of Kristin (Jason) Pippin, Shannon (Jeff) Pollard and Erin Morrow. Very proud and doting great-grandfather of Zachary Pippin and James Pollard.
He is also survived by special cousins Sheryl (Dale) Huber of Puyallup and John (Anita) Sutrick of Sapulpa, Oklahoma plus sister-in-law Anna Harmon and brother-in-law Roger Roberts, both of North Dakota Predeceased by his parents, son-in-law Harry Robinson, brothers Eugene, Kenneth, Howard, Chester and Arthur and sister Juanita Roberts (died June 7, 2012). In addition, he is survived by Annie’s family: Oscar (Bonnie) Larson, Loretta (Jerry) Abbott, Lawrence (Betty) Larson, George Timmons, Eileen Olson and Nelda Larson. Also survived by many, many nieces and nephews and their families. Special friends include Chuck and Judy Phillips of Wilbur, Washington and brother-in-law George Timmons of Yuma, Arizona. Memorial service at Yahn & Sons on June 15, commitment at Tahoma National Cemetery.
Myron worked at many trades over the years. He could repair almost anything. Over the years, he managed grain elevators in North Dakota, worked as a car mechanic, a machinist, and a refrigeration specialist among other trades. After retirement, he and Annie spent many years traveling pulling a 5th-wheel, often accompanied by Annie’s sisters and brother-in-laws Ollie and Nels Johnson and George and Joyce Timmons. They eventually sold the 5th-wheel and bought a home in Yuma where they lived until May of this year. They enjoyed the sunshine and the companionship of a multitude of friends. They always were home for Christmas and loved watching their granddaughters grow to adulthood. They were thrilled to become great-grandparents and loved watching the two little boys play with their cars and trucks.
Myron enjoyed pinochle and playing pool. He was an avid baseball fan and watched the Mariner games whenever possible. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading. He was a long-time member of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Although born in North Dakota, his family immigrated to Alberta when he was very young and lived in parts of Alberta as his father attempted to earn a living. They eventually moved back to North Dakota. He graduated from Hesper High School in 1941. He was inducted into the Army in 1942 and served until 1946. Much of his military service was spent in Germany.
He met Annie Larson and they married on July 30, 1948. They moved several times over the years as Myron continued to manage grain elevators. In 1963, they moved to Seattle and he began working as a machinist. Complications of prostate cancer eventually claimed his life. His family gives special thanks to Kelle Pollard for her nursing skills the last days of his life.
Memorials appreciated to the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Memorial Service: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:30am at Yahn & Son Funeral Home
Urn Committal Service: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 2:20pm at Tahoma National Cemetery