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Information for Charles V. Harris

4 January, 1901 - 1 November, 1982

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

November, 1982
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Charles Harris

    Services for Charles V. Harris, 81, of 314 Palo Alto Drive, Caldwell, who died Monday, Nov. 1, at home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Dakan Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Raymond Thompson of the United Methodist Church, Caldwell.  Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Graveside rites will be performed by the Mt. Moriah Lodge 39, A.F. & A.M., Caldwell.
    He was born January 4, 1901, in Bega, Neb. He came to Idaho with his family in 1901, and lived where Lake Lowell is now.  He moved to the Lone Star District in the spring of 1908, and attended the Canyon County School, the Lone Star School and Link's Business College in Boise.  At an early age, he became a cattle rancher in the Owyhees, was on the first Taylor Grazing Board (now the Bureau of Land Management), and served for 14 years.  He was secretary of the Owyhee County Cattlemen for several years.  He married Gertrude A. Stack on Sept. 22, 1936.  They resided in Owyhee County, Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon until 1947, when he retired and they moved to Caldwell.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Caldwell.  He was a past 50-year member of the Mt. Moriah 39 Masonic Lodge in Caldwell, the Silver City Lodge 13, and a member of the Royal Arch Masons 19, Caldwell.  He was a 50-year member of the Knights Templer and El Korah Shrine, both of Boise.  He was a life member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Boise and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland.
    He is survived by his wife of Caldwell and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
    Memorials may be made to the Intermountain Unit Shriner's Hospital, Fairfax Avenue at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103.
    Friends may call at the chapel Tuesday evening from 5 to 9.

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