Galen Harvey, 49, of Odell, Ore., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by his loved ones. Galen was born June 4, 1964, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Jerry and Annie (Farmer) Harvey.
Services are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Truth Tabernacle, 1330 Tucker Road, Hood River, Ore.
Galen grew up in Hood River and graduated from the local high school. He moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where he and his father owned and operated a tire and mechanic shop for several years, Galen then moved back to Hood River where he owned and operated a local gas station. He eventually went to work at Hogg and Davis in Odell. Galen has been self-employed for the last several years.
Galen was happily married to his partner of eight years, Tara. Together they had Jerry Lee, who became the light of his life. He frequently stated that God’s blessings had fulfilled his life.
Galen loved to work on hot rods and enjoyed berry picking, rock hunting and mushroom hunting, fishing, hiking in the woods, and getting firewood for his dad. He had a generous heart and loved to please everyone. He believed in God and spread the word to others.
Galen is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, Tara Jean Harvey; son Jerry Lee Harvey; his parents, Jerry Lee and Ann Beth (Farmer) Harvey, of Hood River; brothers John Arthur Harvey, of Mt. Hood, and Donald Ted Harvey, of White Salmon, Wash., and his sister Gwen Jean Zwanzigger, of Minnesota and their families. He will always be remembered by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends, including his best friend, James Noyes.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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