Guy Marion Harvey was born on December 31, 1932, in Shattuck, Oklahoma. He left this earthly life for eternal life last Thursday, December 8th, at the age of 89 years.
Dad always told us that “I was the last good thing that happened in 1932.” We celebrated his birthday every New Year’s Eve with family and friends. This year would have been his 90th.
Dad grew up here in Laverne with his parents, Marion Harvey and Eileen Bunker Harvey, and his sister, Nina. It was in the 9th grade that he got to know his sweetheart, Rama Kamp. They both graduated with the LHS class of 1950. On November 4, 1950, they were married in the Methodist Church in Ashland, Kansas. There was a reason they went to Kansas. Mom was 18, but Dad was just 17 and that was too young to get married in Oklahoma. Their family grew with 4 children, Kathleen, Craig, Lon, and Sheila. They raised their family in Laverne. They farmed and then were in private business for many years here in Laverne. Dad contract pumped wells and then returned to farming. Dad loved his church and his community and was always active in supporting them both.
Dad was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Eileen Harvey; his sister, Nina DePriest; his daughter, Sheila Harvey; his son, Craig Harvey; and grandson, Justin Harvey.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Rama, of Laverne; his daughter Kathleen and husband Stan Walker of Woodward; his daughter-in-law Kathy Harvey of Woodward; and his son Lon Harvey and wife Debbie of Owasso.
Dad was so proud of his grandchildren and their spouses, Kristen and Derek Mills, Lindsay and Andrew Starbuck, Kacey and Shane Hulin, Travis and Allison Harvey, Erin and Adam Pfeifer, and Michael and Kelsi Harvey. Dad’s 10 great grandchildren brought him much joy. He was so excited about 2 more expected great grandchildren in March and June.
Dad, known as Grandpa, and Uncle Guy to many, will be missed by his family and many friends. There are tears because we know we will miss him, but we rejoice in his 89 years, in Mom’s and Dad’s 72 years of marriage, in his life well lived, and a promise of eternal life and meeting again.