Carolyn Rhea Harris


McCammon, Idaho – Carolyn R Harris, 81, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband E. DuWayne Harris, her siblings, Cleo Jane Lish, Melba ( Ellis) Mathis, Marguerite (Homer) Satterfield, Amy (Sherman Boyd) Rowe, Norma (Don) Noble, James L. Jones Jr., and her grandson, Marshall Ladd Barrus. She is survived by her children, Tracy (John) Hagadorn, Jayson Harris and Dana Harris, 9 grandchildren , 10 great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Jean (Vern) Smart.

Carolyn was born in Pocatello, Idaho on August 22, 1935 to James Lester and Rhea Jane Gorringe Jones. She was the young of seven children and spent the first seven years of her life on the family farm in, what was then known as, Onyx, Idaho, which is halfway between Inkom and McCammon on old Highway 91. By 1942, Carolyn’s sisters were all married and living in Pocatello and it became too expensive for her parents to drive to Pocatello daily for work, due to the war. Carolyn’s parents decided to move to Pocatello with her and her brother Jim. They lived in Pocatello until after her Freshman year at Pocatello High school. Carolyn then moved back out to the farm in Onyx with her parents and attended North Marsh High in McCammon, where she was a cheerleader, until she graduated in 1953.

Carolyn and DuWayne were married on February 4, 1955 and lived in Pocatello during the first few years of their marriage where they had their two oldest children, Tracy and Jayson. In 1961 they moved back to their hometown of McCammon, with their two oldest children. In 1972 they had their youngest daughter, Dana.

Carolyn was a member of the LDS church and had many callings in her home ward in McCammon. She made cherished memories serving as the chorister for the Primary and the ward, and also while serving as the Primary President. Carolyn loved music and sang in a sextet for funerals and ward events with some of her best friends for many years.

In 2006, Carolyn moved to Pocatello, where she resided until her passing in 2017. While living in Pocatello she made many friends and joined the local senior bowling league with DuWayne’s nephew Blaine and his wife LuJuan. Bowling became a new passion for her. She never missed a bowling day and often subbed for other teams. Carolyn also spent many hours doing jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, and she loved spending time with her friends and family.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 14 at 12 noon at the McCammon LDS Stake Center located at 804 Logan, in McCammon, Idaho. There will be a viewing on Friday prior to the service at the church from 10:30 to 11:30am. Burial will follow in the Norton Cemetery in McCammon.

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