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Born: August 16, 1938

Place of Birth: Colville, WA

Death: November 5, 2012

Place of Death: Colville, WA

Occupation: Iron Worker

Memorial donations may be made to:
Colville High School Athletic Program

This memorial provided by:
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory

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Floyd Richard Harris

    August 16, 1938  -  November 5, 2012
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Life Legacy

Floyd Richard Harris, 74, died in his Colville, WA, home, Monday, November 5, 2012 following a tough battle of COPD. He was born in Colville on August 16, 1938 to Helen Margaret Carson and Leon Harold Harris. He has an older sister, Juanita Bronson, still living and a younger brother Donny Harris who died at age 3. Floyd married Karen Floener in 1963 and divorced in 2005. He graduated High School at Colville High, where he was very involved in sports, lettering in baseball, basketball, football and track all four years and even received the “Little Man Award”. He then went onto Community College in Spokane and went into the trade of welding. In his younger years he traveled the U.S. as a member of Ironworkers Union, where he worked on many bridges, buildings and dams, including Grand Coulee, several times. Later he worked and retired from Stevens County State Highway Department. He based his entire life out of Colville where he spent every hour of his days either waiting to watch the next sporting event, to fish on another lake or to hunt the many mountains. His home is filled with all of the trophies from his adventures. Three and a half years were spent building his dream log home from downing the trees to putting up trusses. He enjoyed every minute of that time, making it draw out long enough to think it all through (just like he did before he was going to tell you one of his many silly jokes.) He also loved his animals. It is surprising that any of his cows or chickens ever got butchered. It came to a point where he finally wouldn’t have any cats or dogs around because they might die on him. On one of the hunting trips he lost a mule and a horse. He mourned and worried about them for a whole year until he was contacted by someone who had sighted them. Amazingly, both animals survived and were brought home after a brutal winter in the mountains. Floyd is survived by 3 children. A daughter Dawn Marie Novak resides in Coeur d’Alene, ID with her husband Bill and 3 boys, Keenan, Gabriel and Taten. His oldest son, Eric Marcel Harris lives in Colville and has 2 daughters, Erica who is married to Jeremy Dison and Mariah Harris. Larch Floyd Harris lives in Spokane Valley with his wife Jamie and their children, Thomas, Marina who has 2 boys Jadan and Tristan, Addy Ann, Riley (deceased) and Cruz. Floyd’s father, Leon Harris lived on the N.W. coast until he passed away in 1978. His mother, Helen Carson is 94 and resides in Colville at Park View Assisted Living. Juanita Bronson is the sole surviving sibling. She remains in Colville with her husband William. They had 2 children, the oldest daughter, LeaAnn is deceased and their son William Bronson Jr., MD lives in Spokane along with his wife Sharon and 2 college-bound daughters Sydney and Perry. A memorial service for Floyd was held on Friday, November 9, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Danekas Funeral Chapel followed by a potluck at the Addy Inn. Thank you to Linda Clark for opening her business to us by having a wonderful gathering of food and remembrance of Floyd. Also thanks to the many family and friends that joined in sending Floyd off in such a gracious way. His heart is soaring from the heavens above where he can finally BREATH! Any donations in Floyd’s name can be given to Colville High School.