Morgan Wilford Harris


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


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

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