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Obituary: Delphia Harris

1926 ~2004


Delphia Ilene Collins Harris, age 78, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away October 18, 2004 in Bountiful, Utah.

Born January 8, 1926 in Wattis, Carbon County, Utah to Alma Collins and Josephine DeFriez Collins.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Harris; sister, Rouvoe Trimble; children, LaRue Skinner (Brent), Janet Owens (Lenny), Karla LaMunyon (Rod), David Harris (Kelly), unofficially adopted daughters, Faye Gold and Stephanie Barlow; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Delphia was raised in the Uintah Basin and graduated from Roosevelt High School as valedictorian for the class of 1944. She was involved in student government and married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Harris on February 28, 1947. She attended Brigham Young University for two years while waiting for Ken as he served his country in World War II.

Family was most important to Delphia, and she devoted her life to her husband and children. We all appreciate the wonderful home she lovingly made for us, and her constant love and care for our family. She sacrificed much for her family and they always came first in her life. Later on in her life, she worked at West High School in the Graphics center and turned a little closet operation into a thriving and successful department earning accolades as "employee of the quarter".

Delphia lived a life of service. She was actively involved with her family and church. She and Ken served three missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were temple workers.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Church located at 3707 S. 800 W., Bountiful, UT. Friends may call Wed. evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main, and Thursday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Bountiful Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.