Elma Ileen John Harris
Aug 12, 2015 | 3649 views | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend | print
March 10, 1922 ~ August 4, 2015

Elma Ileen John Harris passed away on August 4, 2015 in her home in Price, UT after her second battle with cancer.

Born in Kline, CO March 10, 1922 to Oliver Williams John and Maude Letha Bell John the eighth of nine children.

She will be buried on the same property where she was born in Kline. Ileen married Wayne Hubert Harris on June 24, 1939 at Farmington, NM. Together they had nine children.

Ileen as most people knew her by was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints. She served a mission with her husband Wayne in The St George Temple.

She loved to play the piano and would play for anyone anytime, and was good at Jazzing up the hymns.

Because of her rural home she was unable to finish her high school education until she enrolled her last child into Head Start.

At which time she went back to school and at the age of 56 she received her Bachelor Degree in Early Child Development, after which she and her husband had a Head Start Center in their home.

She taught Head Start for 17 years; the last seven was in their home.

She served faithfully in many, many church callings throughout her life. But the one thing that she loved dearly was all the time she spent in the extraction/indexing program.

She did many by hand before starting on the computer, but on the computer since February, 2007 she had indexed 159,505 names.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, eight siblings, four grandchildren, and three sons-in-law.

Ileen is survived by all nine of her children: Oliver (Barbara) Harris, Blanding, UT; Elma (Ivin) Palmer, Flora Vista, NM; Ruth (Lloyd ) Thayn, La Sal, UT; Linda (the late Ron) Kennedy, Price, UT; Bonnie Crum, Price, UT; Jo Ellen (Clay) Atwood, Price, UT; Chad (Sandy) Harris, Monticello, UT; Nivana (Jeff) Hocker, Red Mesa, CO; and Orlin (friend Janet) Harris of Naturita CO; and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and a few great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 10 in Price, UT. Services in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may visit the online guestbook and share memories of Ileen at www.fausettmortuary.com
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
The San Juan Record welcomes comments on our stories. Please be civil, respectful, focused and humane. Postings are not edited and are the responsibility of the author. You agree not to post comments that are abusive, threatening or obscene. Postings may be removed at the discretion of sjrnews.com