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
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
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
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Service, in care of
Mercy Medical Center, Nampa; or flowers may be sent.