Hamilton – Harvey R. Sharp, 74 of Hamilton died August 30, 2014 from kidney failure at his home. Harvey was born in Cut Bank and raised there. He married Margaret in Hawthorne, Nevada. After living a short time in Essex he joined the Navy where he spent 21 years repairing jets and helicopters. Six of those years were spent off the coast of Vietnam. On retiring, the family moved to Hamilton where he worked in many jobs, including janitor, snow shoveling, carpentry, cannery worker, elk herder and parking lot cleaning and painting lines.
He spent his life loving rocks and collecting them and delighted telling everyone about them.
Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Ella, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife Margaret of Hamilton; sons, Eric of China and Jonathan Kimo of Portland, OR.; brother, Warren of Palmer, AK; grandchildren, April, Amber, Ethan, Ryan and Alexa; numerous nieces and nephews.
A private scattering of ashes will be done at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.
If you wish to make a donation, the family suggests Hospice, Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Scholarship or 4-H Camp Scholarship Fund.