William Robert "Bill" Harman and Kristie Jo (Egbert)

August 2, 2023

William Robert “Bill” Harmon
Kristie Jo (Egbert)

William Robert Harmon, known as “Bill,” to everyone who knew him, and his wife of 48 years, Kristie Jo (Egbert), longtime residents of Fallon, Nevada, sadly passed away on July 21 and August 2, 2023, resulting from a car accident.

Bill was born and raised in New Albany, Indiana, where he enlisted in the United States Navy and got to explore the world. Jo was born in Ogden, Utah, and was living in the Bay Area, working as a cardiologist tech at Stanford Medical Hospital when she met and fell in love with Bill.

The two married in 1975 in Lake Tahoe. After having two children and surviving numerous deployments, CWO3 Harmon retired from the Navy in 1987 and settled his family in Fallon, Nevada, in which they called home for more than 40 years. Bill and Jo opened a trophy and award store, Creative Mark-It, and worked with numerous individuals and businesses.

Bill and Jo enjoyed their cat, traveling in their rv, taking their boat to lakes, and visiting with friends and family. Both had a wonderful and funny personality and were well liked in the Fallon community.

They are survived by their children, Andrea (Kevin) Schumann of Sparks, Nevada, and Zachary (Deliah) Harmon of Fallon, Nevada. Bill also has a son, Michael Brown, who resides in Minnesota with his family. They were proud grandparents to Tyler and Declan Brown, Max and Jay Harmon, and Jessica and Riley Schumann, and great-grandparents to Jaxon and Ashten. Bill’s younger sister, Brenda, lives in North Dakota and Florida where her children reside. Both Bill and Jo had many extended family members, to include cousins and nieces and nephews, who live all over the country.

With the very appreciated help of The Gardens Funeral Home, there will be a memorial for both Bill and Jo at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located at 14 Veterans Way, Fernley Nevada, on October 4, 2023, at promptly 11am. Afterwards, the family will have a celebration of life at the American Legion, located at 90 N. Ada Street, Fallon, Nevada from 12-4pm. This will be a potluck luncheon. Please join the family and share any laughs or stories you have with Bill and Jo as we’re sure there are some out there.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider donating to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at act.alz.org and please donate under participant, Andrea Schumann. The walk is on October 14, 2023, at the Sparks Marina. Please feel free to join her and Riley to not only walk for Bill and Jo, but to also walk for all that suffer from this horrible disease.