Joseph Arthur Harbertson Jr. (Joe) graduated from this life and went on to a better place to be reunited with his parents Joseph and Elsie Harbertson On January 28, 2021 at the age of 57. He left behind four sisters Tamera Lee (Gary), Helen Kirk, Robyn Aiken (Randy), Martha Trease (Bret), 8 nieces and 5 nephews, many great and great-great nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services was held at the Roy 12th ward building. 4524 S 2525 W, Roy, Utah 84067. Masks are required, and a capacity limit of 99 people at the church The Viewing was from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. with the funeral starting at 11:00 a.m. A graveside service was held at approximately 1:00 p.m. following the funeral at the Ogden City Cemetery in Ogden Utah with no limit on how many people may attend. The funeral service was live-streamed and recorded for those unable to attend. Access the recording by clicking on the "Click here to access video" button below.
Joe loved all living things. He was very happy in and observant of nature; and because of this he was able to be helpful and give much service. He saved many plants and animals that most people would have given up on. He especially loved the clean air in Idaho Falls.
Joe was born at Dee Hospital in Ogden Utah, brought home to the same house in Roy where he lived most of his life and where his earthly life ended. Family, friends, neighbors, and others will miss Joe. He was friendly and comfortable around people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. He had family connections with many who he wasn't related to by blood but by love and loyalty.
Joe attended Valley View Elementary and Sandridge Junior High in Roy, and the Brick Laying Program at the Skills Center in Ogden. He had many interesting jobs. It was fun for him to work in factories to see how things were made. He paid attention and learned a lot as well as teaching others what he knew. He also enjoyed phyical labor, working outside caring for yards and building things.
He is probably pain free playing with his dogs. I've heard all dogs go to heaven and they were probably waiting for him there. We love and miss Joe and are grateful for the knowledge of the resurrection and that families can be together forever.
In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations to help with funeral expenses. https://gofund.me/275bbf32 or Venmo: @RobynAiken5
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