Monday , February 18, 2013 - 8:56 AM
Earl James Harris of Pleasant View celebrated his 80th birthday on Feb. 16.
He was born Feb. 16, 1933, to Irene and Lawrence Harris. He grew up on the family farm in Pleasant View with his brother and sisters. He served an LDS mission to the New England States.
He met his wife, Betty Jane Hirschi, at a church dance. They were married on Oct. 9, 1964, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple. They made their home in Pleasant View for 48 years.
They enjoyedtraveling and were involved in Scouting and humanitarian projects. She died Jan. 7, 2012.
His children and their spouses are David and Marta Harris, Weston Harris, Norlin Harris (deceased), Daloy and Andrea Harris, Daylan Harris (deceased), Laren and Paula Harris, John and Janeea Lowder, Kael and Lindsay Harris, and Joleda Ortiz. He has 28 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He enjoys traveling, humanitarian work and spending time with his family.