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Sherry L. Harris

Jun 13, 2013 - Staff

Sherry L. Harris, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Providence Hospital in Medford, Ore. She was 59 years old.

Cremation has taken place, and graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Sherry Lynn Harris was born Feb. 28, 1953, in Riverton, the daughter of Sarah "Jill" (Lester) and William "Bill" Chopping.

She grew up in Riverton and graduated from Riverton High School with the class of 1972. She was the eldest of four children.

She married Howard Harris on Feb. 9, 1973., and they had two sons, Donovan and Aaron Harris.

She attended ITI Business School in Boise, Idaho, and got an executive assistant degree. She also took some accounting classes at the University of Wyoming while she worked there. She worked as an office manager for three different medical clinics at two of Colorado's major ski resorts. She was also the office manager for a municipal water and sewer district.

In 2003, she was forced to retire due to declining health.

Her family said she was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed going to church and attending church activities. She loved hummingbirds and always grew beautiful flowers.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Howard, of Medford, Ore.; sons Donovan and his wife Michelle of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Aaron Harris of Boise, Idaho; mother and stepfather Jill and Jerry White of Riverton; sister Karen Dick and her husband Cliff of Lakewood, Colo.; sister Connie Gantenbein and her husband Scott of Riverton; grandchildren Britni and Jacob Harris of Oak Harbor, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; brother Ronnie; and nephew William Duty.

Memorials can be made to cancer research or Essential Tremors Foundation.

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