Harold Hardy Naylor, age 98, passed away Dec. 16, 2015, in St. George, Utah. He was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Provo, Utah, to Nelson A. and Catherine Sumner Hardy Naylor. He married Mary Virginia Stover, May 19, 1940, in Salt Lake City, Utah; their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple.
Harold graduated from Granite High School in Salt Lake City and attended college in Dayton and Akron, Ohio. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in engineering. Harold worked as a senior liaison engineer, welding engineer and material review engineer; also as a metallurgy, plastic and stress analyst. He retired after 45 years in the Aircraft Industry.
Harold also worked on ranches in Soda Springs, Idaho, and built homes in Salt Lake City. He served during WWII in the Merchant Marines. Harold was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Harold and his wife, Mary, enjoyed dancing, fishing and hunting together, as well as skiing in their younger years.
Harold is survived by his son, Michael (Sandy) Naylor of Palm Desert, California; his sister, Janice Jones of Murrieta, California; and grandchildren, Tammy Naylor, Michael Sean Naylor and Jennifer Grimm.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary Naylor.
- Graveside services will be Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m., in the St. George City Cemetery.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends may sign Harold’s guestbook online.