Harold “Hal” Robert Unander
March 3, 1928 ~ September 24, 2021
Harold “Hal” Robert Unander was born on March 3, 1928 to Joseph Reuben Unander and Ethel Scadden in Ogden, Utah. He passed away on September 24, 2021 at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karma Judkins; his parents, Reuben and Ethel; brother, Orlan; sister, Afton; a grandson, Jonathon and step-grandson, Shawn.
Hal’s first jobs were at Farr’s Ice Cream and Becker’s Brewery. He began a career with Marveon Sign Company as an electrician/sign installer. Later, he was hired by Young Electric Sign Co. of Salt Lake City where he worked as one of their top layout artists. He retired after 32 years. Two favorite projects he worked on were the flamingo sign in Las Vegas, Nevada and the large cowboy sign that waved his arm welcoming patrons to Wendover, Nevada. Hal was an accomplished artist and member of the Palette Club in Ogden, Utah. He created many beautiful oil and acrylic paintings. He was a man who loved hunting and fishing. His passion was pheasant hunting.
He met the love of his life, Karma Judkins while square dancing. Throughout their 53 years together, Karma and Hal enjoyed camping with friends and family, listening to country western music and volunteering at the Hill Aerospace Museum where they served for 20 years. Hal loved the people he volunteered with and the meeting of veterans, adults and children who shared his passion for airplanes.
Hal is survived by his sister, Colleen, St. George, UT; three children from a previous marriage, Kevin Eddie (Susan), Gary Douglas (Jayanne), and Sherry Lynn Nylander (Kris), two stepdaughters, Dianna Lynn Arnold (Kent) Housley and Karen Gene Arnold Wright. Hal has 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Hal was a generous and gracious man. He was fun-loving and had a great sense of humor. He loved his wife and family dearly and will surely be missed by all who came to know him.
The family would like to thank Hal’s step-great-granddaughter, Celina Miller, and the many other friends, family and caregivers who provided care, love and comfort to him in his final days with us.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Hill Aerospace Museum.