Harvey Cahoon

Profile Updated: October 12, 2017
Residing In: Cedar Hills, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Elizabeth (Liz) Hendricks
Homepage: http://www.paperboxpilots.com/
Children: Ben (1970), Leslie (1971), Brian (1973), Amy (1974), Nathan (1977), Jacob (1979)

My grandson More…is making me famous!
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Noah's website: http://www.paperboxpilots.com/
Occupation: Retired
Military Service: Navy  
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Served an LDS Mission to the West German Mission in Frankfurt - 1965-1967.

Married Elizabeth Hendricks, Highland High '65, in 1969.

Graduated BS in Physics from U of U. 1970
MS in Ceramic Engineering from U of U. 1972
MBA from U of U in 1979
Go UTES!

Served three years in US Navy as an officer (Lt.) Physics Instructor at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. On my summer cruise prior to active commissioning, spent six weeks on a nuclear submarine based in Hawaii, SSN Haddock, and saw Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins at Pearl Harbor after they returned from the moon. While at Annapolis, experienced the Water Gate scandal close at hand (1 hr to the west). Nixon resigned while we were there, and we saw his plane leave from Andrews AFB the day he left. Got to watch Apollo 17 take off for the moon on a trip to Florida, and attended the Washington DC Temple dedication.

We also lived in UT, WA, NE, TX, and OH all working for brick or tile making companies as marketing manager or CEO.

Back to Utah in 2005 after the last company failed. Have done a wide variety of jobs since. Retired in 2016.

In 2008 did battle with prostate cancer and came out the other side minus a gland courtesy of the Huntsman Cancer Clinic DaVinci robot but also cancer free ever since. Never uncross my fingers though.

Twenty-two grand-kids so far, most of whom live within 45 minutes of our home.

Favorite Places

Maui - Six visits. Learned to windsurf there and started a 30 year family hobby that continues yet. Hana at the end of a long and winding highway with Waianapanapa State Park, the tiny, quaint Hana LDS branch, and the hike through the bamboo forest to 300+ ft. Waimoku Falls.

Switzerland - One visit where we were enchanted by the Bernese Alps with huge glaciers and craggy peaks immediately in front of you and a hundred year old cogged rail train ride to the Jungfrau summit. Favorite place was Lavertezzo in the Italian part of Switzerland. Located in a small valley with clear water that looked as green as Olympus colors flowing over water sculpted rocks, a classic double arched stone foot bridge, and a tiny old village of houses with thick stone roofs. Utterly captivating.

Italy - Two visits. Florence's duomo with Brunelleschi's largest ever constructed brick dome. Siena with its cathedral and attached Piccolomini library with paintings so vibrant they look to have been painted yesterday.

Southern Utah - Multiple trips. The beauty of the red rock desert is a startling contrast against the blue sky and green willows flourishing in narrow canyons. The epitome was the hike down the Virgin River Narrows into Zions Canyon. The hoodoos of Goblin Valley, truly a Disneyland in stone that is an instant hit with kids. Blue John slot canyon where we rappelled into such narrow places that one had to turn sideways to squeeze through and then continued to the spot where Aron Ralston self amputated his arm to escape the boulder that trapped him.

School Story:

High school is a distant blur. Teachers that left a distinct impression were:

Miss Mason at Granite High (went there in my sophomore year). She was the stereotypical "old maid," hair-in-a-bun English teacher, who taught me enough English, including insanely complex sentence diagrams, to ride that knowledge to the U of U.

Lavell Edwards, also at Granite High, taught me how to drive. Some pretty hairy experiences in the snow on early mornings as he read the morning paper. He was a much better BYU football coach.

Marlin Poulson who set the hook on my determination to get a BS degree in Physics.

Ra Voe Kearsley who endured endless hassling from me and Terry Wilkins. She scrupulously hid her LDS background to avoid stereotypical judgements. I met her and her Navy Chaplain husband in Norfolk, VA when I was attached to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Herr Bruderer, who taught German in a delightful yet challenging way.

I cannot think of high school without remembering a month long trip between my Junior and Senior year to the Yucatan peninsula with SOCOTWA and 30-odd kids on a bus. Friendships made on that trip have lasted a lifetime and brought me close to fellow Titans I would have never known.

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Nov 23, 2017 at 8:29 AM

Beth's husband Bob sent these words to update us on Beth. I've posted the three photos he sent. -Harv

Hello everybody,

In 1998, Beth wrote a nostalgic look back at her days of childhood and adolescence. I found it among her things in early 2013 (she'd gone to live in memory care just before Christmas 2012). It surfaced again just recently, and I think it's precious enough to be shared with the surviving members of the cast of characters, and I think also with some of Beth's old friends and good friends.

I think just about everybody in the extended family appears somewhere in here -- repeatedly, in many cases. But beyond that, it's a sweet retrospective on growing up in the 50's and 60's.

Perhaps Beth did share this with others at the time she wrote it, but it's been almost two decades and I feel it should be "published" again.

I'm glad to have met and befriended a number of the folks who populate these stories. And I feel privileged to have experienced with Beth our upstate NY summer trips in 2009 and 2011, and our wonderful Long Island nostalgia tour of October 2010 (when she still had her good memory!).

So here is Beth, reminiscing with you on these pages as she can no longer do in person.

--Bob

P.S. The attached photos of us were taken November 14, 2017, at the Thanksgiving Celebration at the Vista Shores facility in New Orleans. Beth always seems to "rise to the occasion" at these times.

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Until our 50th Reunion, I had not seen or heard of Pam since our Olympus graduation.  When it was clear she was coming, I looked forward to seeing her again. 

In reflecting on that positive anticipation, I’ve tried to recall why.  Pam and I never dated, and I cannot remember any particular event from our high school days.  Even so, my impression of Pam, which has lasted over a half-century, was of a remarkably pretty girl who treated me, an uber-nerd, with genuine kindness and friendship.  I felt far from worthy, and yet, her capacity for true kindness and thoughtfulness made my high school experience not only more tolerable but truly welcoming and friendly.  Back then, I felt I didn’t deserve to be so regarded by such a cute girl.  Unaccountably to me but true to her character, she was the kind of dear soul who honestly cared for all those around her regardless of their rung on the social ladder. 

It was a delight to reconnect, even though briefly, at the reunion, and I’m deeply saddened that she lost her last battle with disease.  She was a classy lady in the very best sense of those words. 

So disappointed that she is gone. 

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Michael Perry emailed this remembrance into the site.  I'm posting it for him.  -Harv Cahoon

In my youth Roy was one of my best friends. It was Roy that first introduced me to the world of birding and art. There was no one who could draw like Roy. While I didn't pursue a course in art I did follow a path into ornithology and falconry. Roy and I would sleuth around the neighborhood looking for new species to add to our list. It led to a fascination of falconry and thanks to Roys super mom who droves us to the mountains and canyon habitats near East Canyon looking for nests and eyries. A nest of Sparrow Hawks (now called Kestrels) became our focus. Determined, Roy and I gathered two soon to be fledged birds for our start in the "Kings" sport. The years passed and we lost touch when we changed schools but I will always remember with great fondness Roy, his dad and mom and the seeds they planted in my life that both enriched and brought joy to me. Thank you Roy for the great friend you were to me in my youth.

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Nov 17, 2016 at 6:33 PM

Email from Orny Wilcox Nov 16, 2016

I lived with and loved Vern. We lived together and were boyfriends in a SF in the late 70's.  I remember comforting Vern many times after his phone conversations with his father.  He just wanted to be loved by his family, appreciated as the talented, kind, loving man that he always was to me.  I am sorry I lost touch and was not there for Vern in his last years.

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This is a posting by BARBARA FERRIS (I just helped her get it posted here. -Harv)

MY SCARY ADVENTURE WITH MARGARET or how Margaret Ryan saved my life and hers.

In July 2014, I was driving Margaret back to her daughter's house in DayBreak after going to lunch. I was driving west on I-215 and as we neared the loop that gets us to I-15 South, I started having severe abdominal distress and I thought to myself, “I need to pull over to the side of the freeway” but the car was going around the loop……and that’s all I remember because I passed out.

Margaret had to tell me what happened later. She states that the car started to bump into the sides of the loop and she called “Barbara”. Then she looked over and saw that I had collapsed back against the seat and was unconscious. She was very frightened but she knew she had to do something to stop us from crashing. She reached over with her left hand and knocked my hands off the steering wheel. She had to keep telling me to put my hands down. Along the way she managed to find the emergency lights. She started steering the car to the side of I-15, avoiding the exit to 7200 South (I’m sure you all know the area where this took place. She had to hit my legs to get my foot off the gas. Fortunately, we were only going 15 MPH by this time. But I kept putting my hands on the wheel (I must have been unconsciously still trying to get to the side of the road). And she kept telling me to put my hands down. According to Margaret, I was out for a long time but she managed to slowly change lanes to get to the side of the freeway. When we got to the side she yelled “Put your foot on the brake, Barbara” and I guess I responded and she put the car in Park.

A minute later a highway patrolman tapped on her window after first looking through my window. He told her he had been following the car for sometime. He saw that I was still unconscious. Then he saw Margaret’s walker in the back seat and asked her how she had driven the car. She just shrugged. I guess she was pretty shaken up by that time. The officer called the paramedics and when they arrived and started doing an assessment on me is when I started coming to—but slowly. I just remember a few things.

In the meantime, the officer had helped Margaret find my husband’s number on my phone. She told Bill her name and told him I had passed out on the freeway but we were doing okay, and that the paramedics were taking me to the hospital. She asked him what he wanted her to do about the car. He told her to drive it to the hospital and he would meet us there. I don’t think he knew that Margaret was handicapped. (The trooper had checked out her Wisconsin driver’s license) She told Bill she would and
she followed the ambulance to the hospital, steering from the driver’s seat this time. I’m sure she was pretty nervous. When she finally parked in the parking lot, she was relieved. Then a tall man (Bill) tapped on the window and she said “I sure hope you’re Bill” He helped her to sit on her walker seat and wheeled her into the hospital looking for me.

What I remember when I started coming to was the paramedics checking my vitals. After checking those they asked me if I could stand up and they helped me out of the car and onto a gurney which they rolled into the ambulance. I guess the highway patrol had stopped the cars on the freeway.—you know one of those times that the freeway gets jammed up. I was the cause.

Bill and Margaret found me in the hospital. After a while they could see that I was going to be okay. At the hospital I think the stress caught up with Margaret affecting her breathing and Bill drove her home. She collapsed from exhaustion.

I had a few tests and the doctor surmised that I had experienced a vasalvegal reaction. They thought it was connected to the abdominal distress and pain. Look up what it is if you are interested but the reaction can make you faint or pass out. I went to see a cardiologist and a neurologist and had a scan. Everything was normal. My GI doctor has confirmed what the ER doctor did. I’ve been doing great. No passing out but I didn’t drive for a few months and I avoided freeways for a long time.

Margaret and I have talked about the incident since. We both feel that the angels were looking after us. Margaret was able to get us to safety. She felt she was guided that day. We could have crashed and perhaps died. We didn’t. Thank goodness. Thank the angels. And thank Margaret.

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Feb 03, 2016 at 9:19 AM

Suzanne: Welcome to the website. You will soon see that many of us have similar stories. (We are all essentially the same age.) You will see that as you browse the personal stories that our classmates have posted. I must ask (as we searched hard for you without success) how you found our website. We're do glad you did. -Harv Cahoon (web site admin)

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David: The website is paid-up for five years. No worries!

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Sep 27, 2014 at 7:24 AM

SON and GRANDSONS on SHARK TANK!
We are so excited to tell you that our son Brian and his two sons, Noah and Milo, are going to appear on ABC’s Shark Tank TV program with their Paper Box Pilots stickers. About 8 million people typically watch the show, so it will definitely give the three of them their full measure of fifteen-minutes of fame.

They will air nationally on ABC (Channel 4 in Utah) on Friday October 10th.
Here is a YouTube Shark Tank promo video that shows them briefly. They appear at 1:03 and 1:20. It may be short, but that’s our boy!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJI0p9NUokY

Brian is not allowed to tell anything about what happens on the actual show until it airs, so you will see the results the same time we do. Deal or no deal!

Here is the Paper Box Pilots website that details more about the product line and their story.
http://paperboxpilots.com/

Naturally we are biased, but we couldn’t be prouder that they made it to the Shark Tank.

Harv Cahoon

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May 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Apologies for my mistake on the last email. Dave Burnett's Wallace Stegner book recommendation is "Recapitulation" not "Reconciliation". Whoops!

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Feb 13, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Bob: You are a true saint to be so considerate and loving with Beth. Thank you so very much for sharing her story. As you can see from other comments and emails, she was appreciated for the wonderful girl she was in high school. -Harv

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Harv and Liz cruisin'
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM
The whole family shy one new grandson.