Age 84, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013. He was born on July 16, 1928, in Arco, Idaho, to Maurice Tomlinson and Evelyn Juanitta Stillman both deceased. Harvey was a retired truck driver and sawmill worker. He was loving father of three biological children: Kathleen Kuhn-Johnson, Eugene Tomlinson, Sherry Sanchez and chose Nancy Welch as an adult daughter. He enjoyed CB radio and square dancing in his younger years. He concentrated on family activities while his children were growing up. He left memories of fishing, hunting, camping and wood cutting. His grandchildren smile as they remember the many times Grandpa bought them an ice cream cone or slipped them a couple of dollars and whispered, “Don’t tell grandma.” It was not unusual for all nine grand children to sleep over when they were young. He was proud of all of them right down to the great-great-grandchildren. As his health declined, he chose to stop his life support dialysis, and trust in the care of his family, to guide him through the end of this life’s journey and to sleep peacefully while waiting for his eternal life in heaven. Harvey was a member of the SDA Church with years of service to his community. He was always willing to lend a helping hand while physically able and he never met a stranger. He is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Cooper Tomlinson (2012); his parents; brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children and his grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at his granddaughter’s home in Vancouver Washington on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at noon. The family will be having a private ceremony to sprinkle his ashes. Anyone concerned or with questions may contact his children who love to talk about their dad.
Harvey Copeland Tomlinson
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