E. Lucile Harrison

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E. Lucile Harrison
November 20, 1918 – January 18, 2019

E. Lucile Harrison, our beloved sister, aunt, community worker, and devoted church member passed away Friday morning, January 18, 2019 at Maple Springs Care Center in Brigham City, Utah. She was preceded in death by parents, Lorenzo C. Harrison and Edith Julia Mock Harrison; sister Maxie Thompson (Harold); brothers Dale Harrison (Evelyn) and Cecil Harrison (Nola); brother-in-law Lyman Wight; niece Marilyn Laggis; nephews Lamont Harrison and Michael Harrison. She is survived by one sister, Betty H. Wight, and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great nephews. She attended school for 8 years in a 2-room schoolhouse in Elkhorn and St. John, just 5 miles west of Malad–riding horses both ways. The family moved to Malad in 1935, and she graduated from Malad High School, having played on the basketball team all 4 years and earning her coveted “M.” She went on to the University of Idaho at Moscow and graduated in 1940. She was active in all sports–volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, and table tennis. She earned her “I” when only a sophomore, and her “I” blanket when she was a junior. She started teaching at Holbrook in Idaho at a 2-room school with 4 grades in her class. She then went on to teach 5th grade in Malad–for a total of 40 years. She earned the love and respect of hundreds of students, who still came to visit her. She dearly LOVED all of her students. She had a short absence from teaching school during World War II when she moved to California and worked at Lockheed Aircraft for 2 years as a riveter on B-26 bomber wings. Then, she spent a summer at the Ogden Supply Depot and a year at the Union Pacific Railroad in Brigham City, Utah as a ticket agent serving Bushnell Hospital. Then she returned to Malad to continue her teaching career. When she retired, she did a complete genealogy book for her family. She then spent 2 years on the Malad Cemetery Beautification project, with Pearl Davis. She has been very active as treasurer and member of the Malad Presbyterian Church–for at least 40 years. She loved ringing the church bell every Sunday and for every important national events. She also did line dancing for 10 years with the Malad Boot Scooters; they traveled to Preston, Downey, Smithfield, and Pocatello to entertain at care centers and veteran’s homes. She enjoyed time traveling with her sister and attending all family events. In her nineties, she volunteered at food distribution for the needy, and loved supporting the Senior Center. She dearly loved Malad, and yearned to go back home to be with her friends. Her services will be at the Malad Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 25, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. Friends may pay respects at Horsley Funeral Home (132 West 300 North, Malad) from 11:30-12:30.

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