Harry was born on June 28, 1923, at Colbran, Colo., to Joseph Grover and Mattie Rello Sloniker Cleaveland. The family moved to Fisher Valley, Grand County, Utah, in about 1934 and they lived there until about August of 1938, when they moved down to Moab.
He was married to June Sly on June 27, 1947, in Moab, until their divorce in 1989.
Harry was a World War II veteran. He was in the U.S. Army and served in the European theater.
He loved hunting, fishing and rock-hounding and was a member of the Points and Pebbles Rock club for many, many years.
He was a hard worker and worked many jobs during his life.
Harry is survived by one sister, Alice Fern (Al) Starbuck, Moab; and two brothers, Benjamin David (Sandy) Cleaveland, Grace, Idaho, and Sidney Cleaveland (Navidad), Moab; four children, Harry R. (Karen) Cleaveland Jr, Cortez, Colo., Terry (Teri) Cleaveland, Grand Junction, Colo., Daniel (Leah) Cleaveland, Cortez, Colo., and Tracey Clark (Robert Hotz), Moab; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers: Freethias, Oscar, Joseph (Jr.), Thomas, and William; sisters: Guyda, Rosetta and Sarah; son, David, daughter, Rhea; grandson, Troy; and granddaughter Cassandra.
Harry chose to be cremated, with his ashes to be spread during a private family time. A memorial will be held at the Cleaveland family plot at the Grand Valley Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. A reception will be held at the Moab Baptist Church, 356 Kane Creek Blvd, Moab, for those wishing to visit with the family following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Points and Pebbles Rock Club, P.O. Box 1459, Moab UT 84532.