Alsip Memorial services for
Hortense Florence Harris, 83, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, June
4, 1991, at a Boise care center, will be conducted at 11 a.m.
Friday, June 7, at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene.
The Rev. Robert Miller, associate pastor of the church will
officiate. Private family interment will follow in the
Building of Reverence, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Services
are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel.
Hortense was born 1908, at Idaho Falls to Idaniel S. and
Florence M. McLaughlin McGill. At a young age she moved to
Big Point, Miss., where she started her schooling. Her family
then moved to New Orleans and later to Nampa where she
completed her schooling, She married Clarence W. Griffitts in
Nampa. He passed away and in 1935 she married Melvin Harris
at Narnpa. They moved to San Ysidro, Calif., that same year.
They owned and operated a service station in San Ysidro for
several years. Melvin died in September 1963. She then
returned to Idaho and moved to Pocatello where she worked for
Idaho State University. She retired and moved to Meridian and
later to Nampa where she had since resided.
She was a member of the Nampa First Church of the
Hortense is survived a son and daughter-in-law, Lou; Ruth
Hams, Tehachapi, Calif; two sisters, Evalyn P. Gore and Ethel
C. Terrell, both of Boise; three grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her h she was preceded in death by her parents, a
brother, Lawrence and a sister, Inez Halsey.