John P. Harris

John P. Harris age 89 of Tonasket passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. He was born on June 7, 1920 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to parents Earle and Elizabeth Harris.

The family moved to Boise, Idaho and this is where John was raised and graduated from high school. He served his country in the US Army and was a veteran of WW II and Korea.

John married his childhood sweetheart, Kathryn Richardson and they made their home in Boise. John worked as a sheet metal mechanic and was a member of the sheet metal workers union for sixty plus years. John enjoyed snowmobiling and was a member of the Idaho State Snowmobile Association.

Following retirement, John and Kay moved to Portland to be near a son and family. They later moved to Tonasket where they made daily visits to Whistlers Restaurant. John was a member of the Tonasket American Legion, V.F.W. and the Tonasket Eagles.

He is survived by his wife Kay at home in Tonasket, a daughter Jeanne (Pete) Fulfer of Lowman, Idaho; two sons, Bob (Penny) Harris of Tonasket and Steve (Janice) Harris of Portland, Ore.; a sister, Hope Gibbons of Boise, Idaho; two brothers Tom Harris of New Mexico and Ben Harris of Washington and 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren

John was preceded in death by a sister, Faye and a brother, Wayne

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Tonasket Cemetery.

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