1940 — 2022
Our hearts are saddened by the passing of our amazing, wonderful, and valiant husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Gary A. Harrop, who passed away April 27, 2022. He was born March 21, 1940 in Ogden, UT to Richard “Bill” and Mildred Stromberg Harrop. Gary grew up in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High and attended the University of Utah. He worked as an architectural designer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has worked on the design of many meetinghouses and over 40 temples for the church around the world, including Bountiful and Mt. Timpanogos, and the renovation of the Manti Temple.
On August 21, 1963, he married the first love of his life, Linda Chadwick, in the Salt Lake Temple and their marriage was blessed with 8 children. Linda died on September 16, 2007. On February 14, 2009, he married the second love of his life, Nancy Reed, which gave him 6 more children to his family. As proud as Gary was of his profession and his community service, his passion has always been his family.
Gary served two terms as mayor of North Ogden. He cared deeply for the members of his community.
Gary was an active member of No. Ogden 16th Ward. He served in the Texas El Paso Spanish Mission as a young man. He served a mission in Temple Square with his wife, Linda. Later he served with his wife, Nancy, in the Panama City Mission and in a Pathway Mission. He enjoyed serving in the church in many capacities and was an ordinance worker at the Ogden Temple. He particularly enjoyed serving in the Special Needs Mutual.
Gary is survived by his children, Troy (Leanne) Harrop, Todd (Debbie) Harrop, Shaun (Katie) Harrop, Lance (Gina) Harrop, Robb (Karen) Harrop, Scott (Elizabeth) Harrop, Nicole (Jason) Poole, and Alma (Chris) Clark and her stepchildren, Terilyn (Spencer) Mark, Jeffrey (Jamie) Reed, Angelique (Andrew) Paskett, Ken (Erin) Reed, Joseph (Jennifer) Reed and Nicole (Bryan) Hepler, 58 little ones -children, and 28 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Linda, Gary was predeceased by his parents, brother and sister.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at North Ogden 16th Ward, 205 E. Elberta Drive. Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2022 at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., and Saturday before church services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Ben Lomond Cemetery, 526 E. 2850 N. in # Ogden.
A special thank you to the caring staff at Quail Meadows for the amazing care they gave Gary.
Gary’s services will be streamed live. Watch scroll down his obituary on www.myers-mortuary.com at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022.