Samuel "E" Harris, 90, of Orem, Utah, passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, 2001. Samuel was born Jan. 31, 1911 in Lindon, Utah, the son of George Isaac and Hattie May Bezzant Harris. He married Portia Joan Salisbury Feb. 7, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married 60 years. Portia passed away August 26, 2000.
Sam was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sam spent five years in Long Beach, California delivering ice. When he returned to Utah, he bought a home and 10 acres of ground in North Orem. Sam and Portia were farmers for 54 years and provided fresh fruit and vegetables each season. Sam peddled the extra produce to Charleston, Midway and Heber areas until he was 83 years old. He helped bring the canals and irrigation systems and cemented ditches to the Orem-Provo Bench. He drove a school bus for the Alpine School District, worked at the Geneva Steel Plant and for William Wright Produce. He also did custom work with his tractor and sprayer.
Sam is survived by his children: Vaughn Harris, Sheila Harris, Gene and MarTina Harris of Orem, Sandra and Dan Taylor of Draper, Ora and Scot Bridges of Grantsville and Lana and Ray Christensen of West Valley City. He has 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law also survive him: Ruth Dowding, Ted and Jennis Salisbury and John and Dorothy Salisbury. He was preceded in death by his wife, Portia, his parents, and his sisters and brothers: Elva Sommerville, Thresa Carroll, Nellie Weeks, Natie Wilberg and Fern, Lafe, and Isaac Harris.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Timpview Chapel at 950 West 1200 North, Orem. Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary 495 So. State St. in Orem and also Saturday from 12:45-1:45 p m. at the ward chapel. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery.