Herbert Fielding “Koon” Harris passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in his home in McCammon, Idaho.
He was born February 3, 1915, in Readyville, Idaho, the son of Joseph Memorial Harris and Helen Esther Larsen. He had three brothers (Mem, Reed, Whitey) and two sisters (Bertie and Melba). He lived his whole life in Marsh Valley and got his wish to die there.
He attended schools in McCammon, graduating from McCammon High School. He was active in sports playing football and basketball. He was second all-team center in the state tournament his senior year.
On October 5, 1936, Koon married his good friend Nola Katheryn Green in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married seventy years before she passed away in 2006. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Koon was a carpenter and contractor by profession building and remodeling houses up and down Marsh Valley, in Pocatello, and Soda Springs. He loved the out-of-doors, deer hunting with his brothers, chariot racing with his son, and riding snowmobiles with all the Harris cousins and sons. He enjoyed horses and all activities associated with them. He served as Mayor of McCammon and on the Village Board.
He is survived by his son Jeffrey Fielding (Kathleen) Harris of McCammon, Idaho and his daughter Nola Kay Harris (Robert) Duncan of West Jordan, Utah, eight grandchildren Angie (Randy) Hadfield, Lehi, Utah, Jared (Tiffany) Harris, McCammon, Idaho; Audra (Bobby) Kissel, Pocatello, Idaho; Heather (Shawn) Parmanand, McCammon, Idaho; Josh Harris, Pocatello, Idaho; Robert (Janet) Duncan, North Logan, Utah; David (Kathleen) Duncan, Herriman, Utah; Bryan Duncan of Springville, Utah; twenty-two great grandchildren; foster daughter Yodi (Lane) Meyers and sons Chris (Rachael), Dana (Jen), and David (Mollie) Capell; seven foster great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 14, 2010, at 12 noon at the McCammon Stake Center with Bishop Peri Thomas, Marsh Creek Ward officiating.
Interment was in the Norton Cemetery, McCammon, Idaho. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Horsley Funeral Home in Malad, Idaho. Appreciation is expressed to Hospice Alliance of Pocatello for their fine care of Koon during these past months.