Lives Lived: Harvey Bardsley |

Lives Lived: Harvey Bardsley

Harvey Rex Bardsley died March 11 in Grass Valley. He was 74.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Grass Valley. A celebration of his life with family and friends will follow at the Northern Queen Inn, Nevada City.

He was born Sept. 26, 1935, in Burlington, Wis., to Olive and Joseph Rex Bardsley. He grew up in Arizona and California, and he graduated from Fresno High School in 1955.

Mr. Bardsley enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he was assigned to train service guard dogs. He served for four years and returned home to Southern California to attend Fullerton College.

It was during this time he met the love of his life, Barbara L. Johnson. They married Sept. 30, 1960.

They have a daughter, Sherry, and a son, Dean. They have been blessed with four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mr. Bardsley worked for Interstate Electronics Corp. in Anaheim, as a mechanical designer for 30 years, retiring in 1999.

We have enjoyed life in the Sierra Nevada mountains for 11 years. Mr. Bardsley’s hobbies were working on old cars, his 1927 Model T, camping and wood carving.

He was much loved and will be missed always by his family.

Mr. Bardsley is survived by his wife, Barbara, of 49 years; his daughter, Sherry Crockett, and son-in-law Randy Crockett, grandson, Colton, granddaughter, Heather Dobyns and great-granddaughter, Teagan Grace of Corona; and by his son, Dean Bardsley and fiancee Circe Harris of Grass Valley; granddaughter Katie Vail of Florida, and grandson, Reid Bardsley of Texas.

Arrangements are by Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, Nevada City.

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