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Dorothy Joy Harmon

01/22/1932 - 12/27/2017
Service Date: 01/05/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3572 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, Arizona

Dorothy Joy Harmon of Gilbert, 85, passed away peacefully among family the morning of December 27th.  She was a beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and very dear friend of all who knew her.

Dorothy was born in Phoenix on January 22, 1932, the daughter of Lloyd Guy Taylor and Marvel Beals.  She grew up in Safford, Arizona but spent part of her childhood in Lordsburg, New Mexico.  In June of 1950 she graduated from Safford High School and in July she married Richard B. Harmon of Mesa.  The couple resided in Mesa at 1434 E. Jarvis Avenue most of their married life, but moved to Gilbert in 2000. 

She was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served many, many people throughout her days, providing food, friendship and comfort to them.  She most recently served as a greeter in Page Ward.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her Father and Mother; Step-father Leonard McBride of Safford and Brother Harold Guy Taylor of Thousand Oaks, California.  She is survived by her Husband of 67 years, Richard B. Harmon of Gilbert; Son Richard B. (Sherry) Harmon, Jr. of Mesa; Daughter Jacquelynn Jean (Dawson) Stewart of Queen Creek; Sister-in-Law Kay Harmon of Mesa; 10 Grandchildren and 36 Great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 4th from 7-9 pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. Funeral services will be held Friday January 5, 2018, 10:00 am with visitation at 9:00 am, at the Page Ward Chapel, 3572 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234.  Interment will follow immediately at the City of Mesa Cemetery.


  • My deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you find comfort knowing that your dear loved one is safe in the memory of God,who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. (Job 14:14,15)

  • Dick and Kathy Romney

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. Such a beautiful woman. Happy she has gone to a better place. Love you guys!

  • Toni Partridge (Harmon)

    So sorry, she is a special lady!

  • Love that lady and she could make good Spanish food
    She was always happy and her and Richard went to all the funerals
    Curt and I Love them so much
    Sorry I can’t go to the funeral

  • I am so very sorry to hear this. We had such a great time working together and I will always remember her. My sincere sympathy to your entire family.

  • Wayne & Marlene Wartner

    Wayne and i are so sorry to hear the passing of this sweet lady we will always remember her Our sympathy to the family.

  • I will always remember my dear cousin Dorthy. She was always smiling and happy. I loved how Richard & her would joke with each other and everybody else at the same time. I agree with what other people have said she and Richard have been at most all families funerals. I will miss you a lot Dorthy you are in a better place and will enjoy seeing loved ones again. God bless this lovely family at this time and may all of you feel the love of the arms of our savior round you. With my deepest Sympathy and prayers.

  • My best friend n sister oh how I’ll miss our times together We were like two peas in a pod We shared happy times. Sad times Rest now my angel love u

  • Vicky Chamberlain

    My deepest condolences. Dorothy was a wonderful woman I loved sitting and talking to with her and all of our gatherings. I will miss her

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