The Daily Herald
Tuesday, February 6, 1968
T. H. 'Harry' Heal
Well-Known Realtor And Businessman Dies
Thomas Henry (Harry) Heal, 84, prominent Provo businessman and realtor, died early this morning at the Utah Valley Hospital. Mr. Heal was instrumental in much of the business and residential developments in Provo for many years. He was the founder of Heal Realty Co.
He was also active in civic affairs and organizations.
He was born Jan. 10, 1884, in Bath, England, a son of William and Mary Milton Heal. He married Eva Ward Heal on Dec. 8, 1909, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Educated in England
Mr. Heal received his education in England, coming to the United States as a convert to the LDS Church; he attended the BYU. He worked for the Startup Candy Co. in Provo.
In 1914, he started the Garden City Real Estate Co., in Provo; the name was later changed to Consolidated Real Estate and finally to Heal Realty and Insurance Co., in 1932.
Mr. Heal assisted in forming the first Real Estate Board in Provo, serving as its president for four years. He was a charter member of the local chapter of the United Commercial Travelers of America, serving as past grand counselor, and a member of the Provo Rotary Club for 48 years.
Helped Plan Building
He was a member of the committee that selected and designed plans for the City and County Building, and was an early developer of business and subdivision property. Mr. Heal was a member of the old Commercial Club, now the Provo Chamber of Commerce, serving as vice president, of the early organization. He developed and operated many farms in the Uinta Basin.
An active LDS Church leader, he served as superintendent of the Sunday School, leader of the elders quorum, president of the YMMIA, chairman of the Missionary Committee, and first bishop of the Provo 14th Ward from 1950-1955.
Mr and Mrs. Heal served two years in the British Mission, with headquarters in the Bristol District. They were ardent temple workers.
Survivors include his widow of Provo; three sons and one daughter: Mrs. George A. (Evelyn) Pewtress, Magna; Stanley H. Heal, W. Ward Heal and Ray M. Heal, all of Provo; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 2 p. m., in the Berg Drawing Room Chapel of Provo, where friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p. m., and Thursday prior to services. Burial will be at the Provo City Cemetery.
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