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1969 Cary 2024

Charles Clifford Harper IV

October 31, 1969 — June 8, 2024

Santa Clara, UT

Obituary for Charles Clifford Harper IV, affectionately known as Cary.
 
 Today, we remember and cherish the life, love and legacy of a beloved spouse, caring father, dear brother, and devoted friend, Cary Harper. We find solace in celebrating a life well-lived, filled with love, family, and a deep faith in Jesus Christ. Cary departed our world too soon on June 8, 2024, leaving his wife, children, and loved ones with memories of his love. He leaves behind a long-lasting impact on those who knew him that will continue to inspire and influence their lives.
 
 Cary was born on October 31, 1969 at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah to Charlie and Sharon Harper. As the first of five siblings, Cary’s quick wit, industrious nature and creative spirit set an example for his younger siblings throughout their childhood.
 
 Cary grew up in the LaCrescenta valley where he attended Valley View Elementary, Clark Junior High and Crescenta Valley High School. There, he developed his talents and appreciation for music, athletics, computers and technology while displaying selflessness and kindness, which drew people to him.
 
 After graduating high school in 1988, Cary completed a two-year LDS mission in Madrid, Spain and attended Brigham Young University and Weber State University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technologies. In his professional life, Cary went above and beyond for his co-workers and his caring heart shone through for everyone to see. Cary always went the extra mile to provide for his family.
 
 Thirty years ago, Cary married his soulmate, Tammy, and together, they embarked on a journey of love and companionship. Cary and Tammy were married in the Salt Lake Temple on July 2, 1994. In his marriage, Cary exemplified loyalty, devotion, and unwavering support. Cary adored his wife, and always said Tammy was his best friend “now, and forever.”
 
 As a father, Cary cherished his children, guiding them with wisdom, patience, and love most of all. His love shone through in his attention and dedication to the little details. He was a great father who shared countless adventures and created wonderful memories that will forever live on in his family’s hearts. During his sealing with Tammy in the Salt Lake Temple, the sealer told them that no matter how old you are, you are never released from your parenting responsibilities, even after you die. Cary will still be watching over and protecting Ali and Chaz from the other side. 
 
 Cary's presence brought joy and warmth to all who knew him. His compassionate heart, giving nature, and integrity touched the lives of many, leaving an unforgettable mark on those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him.
 
 In his journey through life, Cary approached challenges with resilience and determination, always steadfast in his faith. His lifelong devotion to his savior, Jesus Christ, made him an example to all those around him. Though Cary may no longer walk beside us, his spirit will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of those who were fortunate enough to have known him. As we bid farewell to our beloved Cary, let us take comfort in knowing that his legacy of love, kindness, and compassion will continue.
 
Cary is survived by his wife, Tammy Harper, and his children, Ali and Chaz; his parents, Charles and Sharon Harper; his sisters, Molly Croteau and Bethany Baeza; and his brothers, Jamie and Dave Harper.
 
 Rest in peace, dear Cary. You will be deeply missed, until we meet again, but your memory and spirit will be forever cherished. 
 
 Cary’s Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3040 Santa Clara Dr. Santa Clara, UT 84765. There will be a closed-casket viewing at 10am, and a Celebration of Life at 11am. The interment will take place at Santa Clara cemetery on Ancestor Way. A luncheon will follow. Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 S., St. George, Utah, (435) 674-5000. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Venmo: @Tammy-Harper-6

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