Morgan Wilford Harris 85, of Woodruff, Idaho died Wednesday at his home. He was born January 14, 1900 in Woodruff, Idaho a son of Robert Wilford and Eunice Ann Ward Harris. He grew up and attended school in Woodruff and Malad, and later attended the Utah State Agricultural College in Logan. He married Mary Ann Deschamps November 14, 1923, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He lived his entire life in Woodruff, and operated his farm there until recently.
He was a member of the LDS Church and had held several positions, including Elders Quorum President, Sunday School Superintendent, Counselor in the Bishopric and later served as the Bishop of the Cherry Creek Ward. He was a board member of the Utah Poultry Growers and a member of the Samaria Grazing Association.
He is survived by his wife of Woodruff; two sons, Morgan D. Harris, L Vegas, Nevada; David Robert Harris, Woodruff; three daughters, Mrs. Reed (Shelba) Blaisdell, Caldwell, Idaho; Mrs. WD. (LaRue) Briggs, Annadale, Virginia; Mrs. Glenn (Helen) Tanner, Boulder, Colorado. Seventeen grandchildren and twenty-six great grand-children; one brother, George Ellis Harris, Woodruff.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delene Parry, who died in 1985.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the Cherry Creek LDS Ward Chapel, with Bishop Owen Ward, officiating. Burial was in the Portage Cemetery.
Loving Memory Of
MORGAN WILFORD HARRIS Age 85
Born January 14, 1900-Woodruff, Idaho
Died December 25, 1985-Woodruff, Idaho
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, December 28, 1985-1:00 p.m.
Cherry Creek LDS Ward Chapel
Bishop Owen Ward, Officiating
Morgan Parry Vern Parry
Fred Parry Lynn Blaisdell
John Blaisdell Mark Blaisdell
Stephen Tanner Jon Tanner
Robert Tanner Morgan D. Harris II
HONORARY BEARERS Cherry Creek Ward High Priests
Family Prayer Morgan D. Harris
Prelude & Postlude Aimee Tanner
Invocation William T. Parry
Vocal Selection “The Morning Breaks”
Sung By Grandsons
Accompanied By Helen Tanner
Life Sketch David Harris
Speaker Clair Lundberg
Piano & Organ Duet … Helen & Aimee Tanner
Speaker….- John Roderick
Remarks Bishop Owen Ward
Vocal Duet “O My Father”
Sung By Mark & John Blaisdell
Accompanied By Debra Blaisdell
Benediction Glenn Tanner
Portage Utah Cemetery
Dedicatory Prayer Reed Blaisdell
Care of flowers by the
Cherry Creek Ward Relief Society