Harvey Cahoon

Profile Updated: August 10, 2022
Residing In: Cedar Hills, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Elizabeth (Liz) Hendricks
Children: Ben (1970), Leslie (1971), Brian (1973), Amy (1974), Nathan (1977), Jacob (1979)
final count More…of 23 grand children, several of which are married but sans kiddos.
Occupation: Retired
Military Service: Navy  

Served an LDS Mission to West Germany

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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John Sandberg past last Monday, according to his son, also John. 801674,7441

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Joni Ballif, Leon Vriens daughter, asked me to post this notice of a memorial for Leon.
It will take place on Nov. 15th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Sullivan Park Pavilion, 965 S. Washington Fields Rd., in Washington, UT. Please RSVP to Vickie (702) 493-5936 by Nov. 9th.

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Posted on: Aug 05, 2019 at 9:12 AM

A hearty congratulations is due for David Burnett. David's pictures from the Apollo 11 launch back in 1969 are featured in the July 29th current issue of Time Magazine (cover attached). The four page article with seven of his photos begins on page 38. Only 22 at the time, David is quoted, describing the scene at Titusville, FL, as follows: "It was the most unorganized organized event I think I've ever been to." Unfortunately, the article doesn't mention that David is a member of the Olympus High Class of '64. ;-)
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Posted on: Feb 28, 2019 at 6:21 PM

Harvey....I had a nice visit with Bob Bacon by phone today and he's excited that we're getting together this summer. He thinks he'll be able to make it to the Sugar House get together in August. He felt bad that so few responded to the original plans so was unable to put an official reunion together. It'll be good to visit with whomever can come, no matter if it's just a few. I hope you'll be available. Thanks for all you do with this web site.

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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.


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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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.