Wade Jack Harmon was born the day after his grandfather Jack B Harmon’s birthday. Wade was born January 13, 1976 to Jerry T and Bonnie Nield Harmon. He was the third child with an older brother, Robert, and a sister, Lee. Two more sisters joined the family, Kelli and Kari. Wade was athletic and played basketball and football from 7th grade up. He loved playing sports, he loved his team mates. He was well liked, served on student council.
Wade worked for Dave Rich and Hal Titensor after high school. He served an honorable, full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Manchester England Mission. He loved it. His friend of high school, Bryce Burton, served in the same mission. They requested to be companions and it was granted by the mission president.
Wade married Jennifer Jones, August 14, 1997 in the Salt Lake Temple. They had three children: Dorinda Blythe; Halle Ryanne; and Jude Jack. Wade and Jen lived in Laramie, Wyoming where they went to school. Wade attended the police academy. He was a police officer in Laramie for a time and then moved to Star Valley and was a Lincoln County Deputy and an Afton Police Officer.
After Wade and Jen divorced, Wade worked for his brother-in-law, Derk Izatt doing construction. He later entered the oil field. He loved the oil field, and loved the people he worked with. He always talked about the people he worked with and cherished the life long friendships he made there. He did well there but was laid off when the oil prices fell.
In 2006 Wade had a fourth child, Taylor Lindsay Harmon. He had a very good parenting relationship with Taylor’s mother, Sammie Chidester.Wade loved living in Star Valley - because he loved hunting, camping and anything outdoors. He played softball, golf and night games with all the kids.Wade met Karla Yoder, they married June 8, 2012. Wade loved her three boys and cared for them like his own.After they divorced, a few years later, Wade moved to Utah to be closer to his kids. He loved going to anything they were involved in. He loved spending time with them.
Wade met the love of his life, Carissa Erickson. They were married April 6, 2019. She brought four children of her own to the marriage: Elle; Emma; Brock; and Bryce; and with his four they were so happy. He worked for his brother-in-law, Trenton Veigel, in construction. He reconnected with an old high school friend, Corey Dana. They had a lot of fun working together and teased each other relentlessly. Corey was with Wade on his last hunt.
Wade made the comment just a couple of months ago that he was the happiest he had been in a long time.
Wade lived a full life. He loved everyone he knew and was kind to all. Wade’s nieces and nephews all have memories of Wade taking them aside talking with them, letting them know he loved them and cared about them. Wade had a very close relationship with his father and older brother. They all loved hunting and sharing their hunting stories.
Wade had received an offer to go back to the oil business and was to start in a week. He made a fatal mistake while working on a construction project. He stepped back and fell 17 feet landing on concrete. He was life-flighted to EIRMC where he survived 12 days. His passing was quiet with his family at his bedside. Wade had expressed a desire to be an organ donor and his wishes were granted.
Wade is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Carissa; his four children, Blythe 22; Halle 18; Jude 16; and Taylor 14. He is also survived by step children, Elle; Emma; Brock and Bryce Erickson, his parents, Jerry T and Bonnie N Harmon; siblings, Robert (Marni); Lee (Derk) Izatt; Kelli (Ladd) Kennington; and Kari (Trent) Veigel; 11 nieces, 11 nephews, and one great nephew, nine aunts, seven uncles and lots of cousins.
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