Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 14, 2023
Harvey John Caldwell

Obit Harvey John CaldwellHarvey John Caldwell, who never met an old car—or golf cart—he couldn’t fix, has taken his last ride in his souped-up golf cart, departing this mortal life on June 6, 2023.

Harvey was 85, born Dec. 19, 1937, his parents were Farrell and Annie Lorraine Caldwell of Pine Canyon, Utah. He was the oldest of three brothers with LaVar and Roger Caldwell. Harvey gave of his service in the military Army branch and served in the Korean War. 

He married Sharon Boulter together they had four children, Tammy, Chris, Tricia, and Chad, later divorced. He met and married his forever sweetheart Marlene Palmer Caldwell. She had six children, Bob, Cheri, Sydney, Linda, Alice, and Karma. Many memories were made in their years together, fishing, camping, waterskiing, traveling with his “honey” as he called her. Many fishing trips with her made the best adventures, he knew he could never out fish his “honey,” she was the best he ever caught.

Harvey had a talent of fixing up vintage cars, some lonely “abandoned cars” he would find for sale on the side of the road that needed rescuing. You could find him tinkering in his garage or under a car, sometimes found taking a nap. When he wasn’t fixing up convertible Mustangs, Mercuries, ‘55 Chevys, he was attending car shows with his souped-up cars throughout the years with his brother LaVar. In his early years he and his race team would race stock cars at the state fair park raceway and old Bonneville raceway. 

Harvey had a heart of gold, always willing to help out those who needed it, he was a kind, witty, genuine, and adventurous guy. He was full of life, if you knew Harvey, you knew you were in good company. He had compassion for all animals, and never left one unfed. 

Harvey always had a good one liner with his quick wit, and the favorite before he passed was “stay in your lane.” 

He is survived by his children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother LaVar, his wife Marlene, granddaughters Cassandra and Angelyn, and grandsons Adam and Ben.

Harvey’s visitation will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 12 p.m., at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main Str., Tooele, Utah. The memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. As Harvey would have wanted, his life will be celebrated with humor and quips, reminding us all to laugh and find joy in the world around us. 

Rest and relax Dad, you have crossed the finish line, and remember to “Stay in your lane.” 

God speed until we meet again.

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