Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Harold Hansen Stout 1925 - 2012

Beloved Husband, Father, Father-In-Law, Uncle, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather, Harold Hansen Stout passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 11:15 A.M. while at the Alta Ridge Assisted Living Facility in Sandy, Utah. He is survived by his eldest daughter, Kathryn Stout Peters and two sons, Michael David Stout and Todd Lewis Stout, son-in-law, Dennis Peters, daughters-in-law, Lena Stout and Sheryl Stout, as well as 15 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. He joins his wife and eternal companion, Joan Ruth Smith Stout, eldest son Gary Harold Stout, as well as his parents, most brothers and sisters, and other family members on the other side of the veil. Harold was born on May 11, 1925 in Lynndyl, Millard County, Utah.

He was the fifth of ten children including Woodruff, Inez, Alta, Naomi, Charlotte, Lorraine, Arza--who died at a very young age--Richard, and Grant--the youngest and only surviving sibling.  As a boy, Harold's family lived in three different homes in Millard County in Lynndyl, Leamington, and Oak City before his family was forced to move away and to return to Salt Lake City in 1933 because of the great depression. Harold served a full-time mission in the New England States from 1948 to 1950 where faithfully labored with neither purse nor scrip. Harold met his eternal companion, Joan Smith, in 1951 and the two were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 20, 1952. 

He worked as a mortician for Utter McKinley in Glendale, California, before becoming a salesman with Kelly Clarke and later Calgon Vestal before retiring in May, 1988. As a traveling salesman, Harold became well known for his generous distribution of Calgon pens and golf balls to family and friends. After retirement, Harold and Joan served a proselyting mission from 1991-1992 in the Spokane, Washington Mission. 

Being a typical Stout, Harold definitely was a character as he enjoyed the company of family and friends. He coined or used some unique phrases such as "fructifying," "finer than frog hairs," or "I am full," and then spelled it "phule, phull," or other innovative, generally unutilized, derivations. Harold was heartbroken as he abruptly lost his eternal companion, Joan, in September, 2007. His health slowly started to decline following Mom's death until his peaceful passing today. 

Harold's viewing will be held at Goff Mortuary on Monday, April 2, 2012, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. located at 8090 South State Street, Midvale, Utah. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the Willow Creek 7th Ward Meeting House located at 2115 East Creek Road, Sandy, Utah. Family and friends are invited to a viewing an hour before the funeral. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. Dad, we love you and will miss you! We know you will make heaven a better place!