Sunday, August 1, 2010

Our Swedish Angel! Dec17,1920 ~June 27,2010

In memory of Amy Lundevall Harshbarger aka "Pat"

God called back his special angel from this life on June 27, 2010. She loved her life on Earth, but she will be happy to see all of her loved ones in Heaven. Mom and Nana Mor Mor will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will keep her in their hearts forever.Amy was the fourth child of Berger and Amy Lundevall, who were converts to the LDS Church in Sweden and started a home and family in Salt Lake City. Proud of her heritage, she loved to teach Swedish songs and prayers to her children and grandchildren.
Married to Lawrence Roy Harshbarger in 1942, she moved to California, where she devoted herself to her husband and children. Divorcing in 1970, she returned to Salt Lake City and her extended family, who supported her and her children in making a new life in Utah. While working as a store manager, she was a full-time mother to her youngest children.
As her children grew, married, and started families of their own, Mom became a loving and devoted grandmother and great-grand-mother, always remembering birth-days, and always sending presents and home- made candy at Christmas.
She kept in touch with high-school friends, and formed a club, "the bachelorettes," which would regularly meet to play cards and share memories and laughter.
Nearing retirement, she became a volunteer Foster Grandma, loving every child she was involved with for more than 20 years.
In her later years, she visited friends and family in California and New York, and she took many trips with her sisters Ruth and Lil and her brother-in-law Doug.
She was a constant presence of joy, love, and comfort to those lucky enough to know her. She touched many hearts in many different ways.
She is survived by children Larry, Tom, Scott, and Haidee; their spouses Mary Ellen, Sue, Lisa, and Ron; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister Lillian; many friends and family. Preceded in death by siblings Edna, Norma, Roger, and Ruth.
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A small glimps into her life!!

To My Granny

Dear Nanna "Amy ",
If I had the chance to say one more thing to you, it would be "thank you" for being such a wonderful Grandma! I couldn't bring myself to speak at your funeral and you know why! One, I didn't want to believe that you are not here anymore, But I know now that you will always be with me. Two, I would have just cried and you know I have horrible stage fright, but Amy asked me to sing with her. I kept telling her no because there was no way I could sing at a time like this...BUT then she said.."Granny would love it"! Well then I just coulnt say no, so after lots of rearranging the song and fixing the highs and lows, and losing my voice for two days, I think it turned out rather well. I could feel you there the whole time holding my hand and keeping me from passing out! ;-)
I've learned so many things from you! One is that you should never judge people. You never did, No matter who did what or what said who, you were always on both sides and acted as a buffer. You always saw both sides to everything, Alot of people dont do that, But I will. Another is that you do everything out of love and expect nothing in return. Your aura just poured out all over everone and made them want to be more like you, so loving and humble. Most importantly you taught me to be strong and to do what I believe is best and to never do anything just to please others if its something i feel is wrong!
You raised 4 children, by your self. You have so many strengths and I'm so proud to be your grandchild and still have so much love just pouring out for you...I think about you so much and am constantly reminded of the funny things you would say and the stories you would tell. I will always cherish the secrets that you would tell me and never to tell anyone else:-)
It's been a little over a month and I still cry randomly, while getting a pedicure or driving down the street. Sometimes I just wish I could call you on the phone to tell you how much I miss you. I haven't cancelled your phone yet because I like to call and hear your voice on the answering machine. I know it's silly but it makes me smile, like when I see lilies or a beautiful sunset or watch people jitterbug...I always think of you! I could go on for ever, and it may take that long to express to you what a significant role you played in my life and how much you have taught me!!! But I'll stop now and just say that I love you for all eternity. Sara Callery