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Information for James R. "Bert" Harris

18 September, 1912 - 31 March, 1987

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Bert Harris

    Graveside services for James R. "Bert" Harris, 74, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, March 31, at home, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Bishop Roger Kotter of the Nampa 8th Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will officiate, under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mr. Harris was born Sept. 18, 1912, at Sugar City, to William Earl and Sophronia Riggs Harris.  He was reared and educated there, graduating from Sugar-Salem High School in 1930.
    He married Marjorie Blake Jan. 5, 1931, at Sugar City, where they made their home.
    He worked for the Utah-Idaho Sugar Co. for 11 years.  They moved in 1937 to Rupert, where he worked at the Amalgamated Sugar Co.'s Paul facility.  They then moved to Nyssa, Ore., where he worked on the construction of the amalgamated Sugar C. facility.
    They moved in 1942 to Nampa, where he helped build the Nampa plant.
    Mrs. Harris died April 15, 1960.
    He married Marion Hahn March 5, 1961, at Winnemucca, Nev., and they made their home in Nampa.
    He worked at Amalgamated's Nampa plant as an assistant superintendent until retiring in 1972.
    He was a member of the Nampa 11th Ward.  He and his wife were camp hosts for the Forest Service in the Stanley Basin from 1972 until the time of his death.  They also were caretakers of the Bradley Scout Camp at Stanley.  He was a former member of Nampa Lodge No. 1389, BPOE; and a member of the National Rifle Association.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Blake Robert Harris of Ukiah, Calif., and Van Ronald Harris of Boise; two daughters, Marlene (Mrs. Gene) De Minck of Fargo, N.D., and Karla (Mrs. John) Krommenhoek of Nampa; a stepson, Richard Hahn of Washington, D.C.; two stepdaughters, Kathryn (Mrs. Ronald) Brown of Boise and Frances (Mrs. Jake) Krommenhoek of Malpitas, Calif.; a brother, Emer Harris of Rexburg; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Blake of Woodland Hills, Calif. and Dean Blake of Sun Valley; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by three brothers and three grandchildren.
    Memorials may be made to the Hospice Service, in care of Mercy Medical Center, Nampa; or flowers may be sent.

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