Wallace Verl Harding, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, left this mortal existence at the age of 83 on December 20, 2015 at his home in Pleasant Grove, Ut, surrounded by his family after a valiant battle with Lou Gehrigs disease (ALS). He was born on April 18,1932, in Lindon, Ut., to Owen Meeks Harding and Florence Vilate Backus. He was the fifth of eleven children in the family. Wally was a loyal and helpful child who worked in brickyards and dry farms to help with the family support as he was growing up. He spent summers in the nearby creek and would please his mom immensely when he brought home a fish that he caught. His fishing skills were born out of necessity, and fortunately, he loved to fish!\n\nWally served honorably in the armed forces in the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954. He served on the front lines as an MP and as a driver for VIP's. After his tour in Korea, he met Carol Lahoma Pettit on a blind date. They fell in love, dated, and with fifteen borrowed dollars in his pocket he married Carol on January 11, 1956. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan Temple. They brought five beautiful children into the world and raised them in the heart of Pleasant Grove, where they lived for 50+ years. Wally passed away just shy of their 60th wedding anniversary.\n\nAfter 23 years of service, Wally retired from his position at Geneva Steel. He then went on to form his own company and was owner/operator of Harding Custom Fence where he employed and trained many family and friends for the remainder of his working days. His work ethic and unwaivering integrity were well known by his employees and by his customers in the community. Anybody that worked with him left a better person. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His service in the church was something that meant a lot to him. He served unceasingly and held callings in the High Priest, Elder's Quorum, and loved his callings in the Primary. He has been a loving and attentive Home Teacher to many families over the course of his life, a calling that he held until his final days. He also served a mission in the Timpanogos Temple.\n\nWally was a superior gardener, an avid hunter, and loved to spend time out on the lake fishing with friends and family. During his lifetime he enjoyed traveling with his family to Alaska, Montana, Arizona, New York, and Canada. He was a great supporter of Carol's artistic talent and helped her in her many art shows and presentations. His brute strength and his large hands were legendary. His children and grandchildren delighted in comparing their hands to his, and their muscles to his. It was hard not to notice how worn his hands always were from working hard everyday. He also had a love of music and the written word. Many times in these later years one could find him, after working outside or helping someone in the neighborhood, inside reading while sitting in his favorite chair. Many, many times it was the scriptures, which he treasured. He was a humble man of few words, but all that knew him knew that he loved each and everyone in his family so much.\n\nHe is survived by his wife, Carol, and their five children, Debra (Kevin) Cox, Laura (Paul Deceased) Grimes, Ty (Marsha) Harding, Rex (Jennifer) Harding, and Fawn (Michael) Hamm. He is also survived by his sister Barbra Harding, brother John (Leta) Harding, sister Jeanette Roberts, sister Linda (John) Hansen, and brother Gary (Kathy) Harding. Wally is also the proud grandpa to 33 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Evelyn Rodgers, his brother's Phil, Shirl, Lawrence and Stephen Harding. Certainly he is now enjoying a loving reunion with many of those whom he has missed while here on earth. And though his daily presence here on earth will be sorely missed, we will see him once again.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Timpanogos First Ward Chapel, 325 East 500 North, Pleasant Grove with a viewing from 9 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.