Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Pinkney Harry Head – Cache Valley Daily

July 25, 1930 – November 16, 2021 (age 91)

Pinkney Harry Head, Jr., 91, born July 25, 1930, died Tuesday, November 16, 2021 with his wife and children by his side. Harry lived in Malad City, Idaho for 46 years. He was born in Farmington New Mexico to Pinkney Harry Head Sr. and Stella Dell Bently and was the oldest of 9 children. He grew up and was educated in Farmington NM and Sanford, Colorado. He attended Sanford High School, Colorado, where he distinguished himself as quarterback in football and basketball, where he played center and ran the track. Under his leadership, his teams won national championships for three years in a row.

Once he graduated from high school, he joined the Navy to serve in the Korean War. He was stationed in the San Diego, CA Mira Mar Naval Base. While stationed in San Diego, he met the love of his life, Beverly Joan Gallagher, on an ice rink OR a roller skating rink. It depends on who told the story. Three months later, at noon on May 19, 1953, they were married in the Mesa Temple in Arizona. Their first home was in San Diego, California where they had 6 children. In 1967 the family moved to Kailua, Hawaii, where he started a successful construction company.

Harry was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as president of the stake mission in the San Diego Stake, then Hawaii Stake, Honolulu Stake, and then Kaneohe Stake. Missionary work was important to him because he wanted everyone to know about our Father, God’s love for them.

After 10 wonderful years in Hawaii, the family moved to Malad City, Idaho in 1975, where he continued his construction business. He loved fishing, missionary work, and spending time with his family, whom he loved so much. He was a loving and calm man that many will miss.

He leaves behind his 68-year-old wife Beverly Joan Head, his 6 children Harlow Head (Soda Springs, ID), Deborah Head (Malad, ID), Darlene Head (Malad, ID), Curtis (Lesley) Head (Soda Springs), Zina (Howard) Miller (Bluffdale, UT), Anita (Brian) Jeppsen (Malad, ID) and 38 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Also a sister JoAnn, Evelyn and Martha from Farmington, New Mexico.

He was led to death by his grandson Benjamin Padovich, his parents, 3 sisters and two brothers.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at 12:00 noon. at 3rd Ward Chapel, 400 North 200 West, Malad Idaho. Friends can call Horsley Funeral Home, 132 West 300 North, Monday evening between 7-8pm and Tuesday morning 10:30 am-11:30am.

He is buried in the Malad city cemetery

Condolences and memories can be shared with family at Horsley Funeral Homes.

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