Published by The Bee News

May 14, 2019

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Gerald Dwain Harris, age 83, a 24-year resident of Bullhead City, Ariz. passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 27, 2019 after a two year battle with cancer. He was born on May 17, 1935.
Gerald was born and raised in Batavia, Ohio. He was the youngest of five children born to the late Elza and Mary (Smith) Harris, and was the beloved husband of Betty Jean (Louderback) Harris for 63 years. After serving in the Army for two years Gerald and Betty made their home in Denver, Colorado and raised four children.
Gerald spent 27 years serving with the Littleton, Colo. Police Department and retired in 1990. In 1994 he and Betty moved permanently to Bullhead City, Ariz. where he worked for Ramada/Tropicana Hotel for another 18 years in Surveillance. He enjoyed golf, gambling, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed riding snowmobiles and ATV’s in the mountains of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Harris; brothers, Ralph and Bernard; and sister, Evelyn Mefford.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Harris; daughters, Tammy Harris, Sharon (Chris) Tetman, and Sheila (Tracy) Donahoo; sister, Mary Jane McCrum; eleven grandchildren; and many great and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date to be held in Powderhorn, Colorado.

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