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Death: Edward David Harrison

Edward David Harrison quietly slipped from mortality on February 13, 1998, after a brief, but determined struggle with cancer.

His life was devoted to those he loved most--his family. In his soft-spoken, patient way, he guided his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and set a worthy example for them to follow.Ed was born December 23, 1918 in Downer's Grove, Illinois to Edward J. and Carolina Harrison. He spent his childhood and youth in Illinois, graduating from high school and attending art school. He was an accomplished cartoonist and worked for Walt Disney Studios before being drafted into the U.S. Army in World War II. At the end of his military service, he met is eternal companion Helen Kruger. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on April 30, 1947.

Ed was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his married life and filled a number of church positions. He and his wife served a mission for the church in Hartford, Connecticut from 1986 to 1987.

Ed thoroughly loved prospecting for various rocks and minerals. Tromping through mountains and hills in search of elusive rocks gave him great pleasure.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Shirlee (Mrs. Richard Lukenbach), Salt Lake; Joanne (Mrs. Homer Sansom), St. George; Jim (Deborah) Harrison, Mink Creek, Idaho; Michelle (Mrs. Kevin Timm), Riverton; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his only sister, Evelyn Moores, and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 16, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Riverside 1st Ward,

1100 W. 500 North, SLC. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to services, both at the church. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates.

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