\nVal LeRoy Harris was born February 23, 1937 to Roy and Lena Harris. Val has an older sister Colleen Black (Keith) whom he remained close to throughout his life. Val grew up with his family mostly in Provo, but they also lived in Carbon County and California. The Harris’ had family ties to the Uintah Basin and spent time there when they could. Val attended high school at BY High and went on to graduate from Brigham Young University. Val served as a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Southern California Mission. Before and after his mission, Val enjoyed spending time with his best friends Russ Sutherland, Dan Wakefield, Byron Fischer, and Gary Anderson. They enjoyed hunting, horses, and spending time in the high country. Val met his sweetheart and eternal companion Carolyn Fjeldsted from Centerfield, Utah when he walked into a college class and chose the prettiest girl in class to sit by. They were married in the Manti Temple on September 2, 1961.\nAfter college, Val entered his career with the Juvenile Court working in many positions including Probation Officer, Chief Probation Officer, and Trial Court Executive. Val and Carolyn would go on to have three children whom they love dearly. Val was a loving father, kind husband, and a friend to all. Val was a very talented man with many hobbies. Val was an excellent mechanic and loved fast cars. His favorite cars were Ford Mustangs of which he owned many. He passed his love of cars onto his sons. Val also enjoyed horses, leatherworking, photography, and the outdoors. He loved spending time with his family and sharing his talents with them. Val had a passion for skiing that he shared with his family and many others. He started skiing while young and went on to be a ski instructor. He skied well into his older years. Val could often be found checking his children out of school to spend the afternoon skiing with them. Val also loved to travel and traveled the West extensively with his family.\nVal loved his Father in Heaven and his Savior Jesus Christ. He faithfully served Them throughout his life. He served as a full time missionary and in many other callings including Bishop and High Councilor. He loved the scriptures and sharing the gospel with his family and those around him. He was a great example of Christ-like service to many. He loved family history work and genealogy. Val was a friend to all and loved to share the gospel. Val’s favorite question to ask each person he met (wherever and whomever he met) was “where are you from?” This question often led to family history and genealogy discussions.\nVal passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2023. He is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Lena Harris and his grandson Garrett Harris.\nVal is survived by his wife Carolyn, son Kyle (Heather) Arroyo Grande, California, son Kirk (Katrina) Lapoint, Utah, daughter Sandy (Brett) Beard South Jordan, Utah, sister Colleen Black, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. \nGraveside services will be held January 18, 2023.