Mark Frederick Harwood
Mark Frederick Harwood (60) of Eagle Mountain, UT passed away from health complications surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 16, 2021in Lehi, UT. Mark was born on July 27, 1961 in Salt Lake City, UT the only son of Frederick LeRoy and Marcia Rae (Harris) Harwood, the eldest of 5 children. His childhood years were spent living in Las Vegas, Nevada, Norco and Garden Grove, California eventually moving back to Riverton, Utah during his teenage years. He graduated from Bingham High School in 1980 then served a LDS mission in Charleston, West Virginia; his fondest memories were serving the people, teaching the gospel and developing many life-long friendships. He married his eternal sweetheart, Linda Lloyd on March 18th, 1983 they have been married for 38 amazing years.
Mark was a very passionate and determined man in all aspects of his life. Above all, was his relationship and love for Christ and God their Father. He loved to share and talk about the Lord every chance that he could with anyone who would listen. He had a love for the Lord and a love for his fellow man. He always looked for the eternal good in every situation and knew that the Lord has a purpose for every experience we endure. He taught by example to always love and forgive. If you had the privilege to know the man underneath that perceived hard exterior; you would find a gentle giant of a man who would do anything for anyone.
The first time Mark saw Linda she took his breath away, he loved her more than life itself. He'd say she is so beautiful and smart; Mark knew he'd give her his whole heart. He knew she was the woman he would spend his life and beyond with. She is his best friend and he'd always say she's the real boss of everything. Linda was his light and his strength; she would keep him going on his path. Mark absolutely knew he married a very special woman, the best wife and mother anyone could ask for. Mark is Linda's unwavering rock and tower of strength; he is her guiding light through their journey of life together. They shared great joys and many challenges, he was and will always be the steady hand during times of heart ache and tribulation. He leads his family with strength, courage and love.
Mark loved and cherished his children from the moment they were born, they are his pride and joy! He was very proud of all their many accomplishments and always loved to brag about them. He taught and expected them to give their all in everything they did, he told them "If you play, play harder. If you work, work harder." They always knew he'd be there for them no matter what and told every one of his children - "You may be little but your shadow is big, I'll always have your back."
Mark absolutely loved being a grandpa, he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with all of his grandkids. From crazy and sometimes dangerous side by side adventures, never-ending games of tag, teaching the fine art of scaring the daylights out of grandma, his signature handshake of "knuckles and fireworks "to snuggling with them in his rocking chair and reading any book they would bring to him. Trey, Gracie, Cole, June and little Maeve, Grandpa loves you all so much!
Mark was a general contractor for over 35 years, he was one of the hardest working men in this world and taught all who worked with him his strong work ethic. He took pride in his work and made sure every home he designed and built was of the very best quality. He was self-taught in the art of framing and all aspects of building from the beginning of any project, to the successful completion. This passion and drive would result in him working from sunup to sundown. To find balance the Lord counseled him to buy a trailer and take his family camping, which he did and never regretted that decision. He enjoyed so many wonderful years exploring Utah's beautiful mountains and spending time with family and friends. He took great care and truly enjoyed manicuring his home and yard, he was a perfectionist about everything and it showed in all of his endeavors. Listening to his storytelling and sharing of his life experiences was always an enjoyment.
Survivors include his wife Linda and his children: Randall James (Debbie) Harwood, Jesse Cole (Haley) Harwood, Megan LeAnn (Scott) Berry and his 5 grandchildren: Trey, Gracie, Cole, June and Maeve. He is also survived by his sisters Danielle (Scot) Roberts, Tracy (Elia) Maeli, Robin (Mark) Boling, Launi (Paul) Haygood. He is preceded in death by his son Cody Aaron Harwood and his parents Fred & Marcia Harwood.
"Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our hearts keep the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again."
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday December 28, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT, 84003. A viewing will be held on Monday evening December 27th from 6 - 8 pm at the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel and from 9:45 - 10:45 am on Tuesday prior to the funeral services. Please share a memory on Mark's tribute wall.