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Norman Davis Harris, 86

January 10, 2011

Norman Davis Harris, 86, of Idaho Falls, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Monticello in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
He was born September 21, 1924 in Pocatello, Idaho to Orville W. and HazelDavis Harris. He attended schools in Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High School. After serving in the Army in France and Germany during World War II he settled in Moreland.
In 1948, he married Dona Lue Merrill in Logan LDS Temple. She preceded him in death in 1958. He then married Melba Norwood on September 25, 1959. They were later divorced. He also was married for a time to June Johnson.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Norman was a dairy farmer and owned a farm in Moreland and in 1963 he moved to Grant, Idaho where he purchased another farm.
He loved music, traveling, spending time in the mountains and spending time with his family. He was very familiar with the areas he could travel to and still be home in time to do the evening milking.
He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Denise Harris Heniger of Calgary, Alberta Canada, son, Frank Samargis of Spokane, Washington, daughters, Nancy Harris of Salt Lake City, Utah, Debbie (Kenny) Shepherd of Tucson, Arizona, Julie (Alvin) Turner of Tucson, Arizona, Lori (Joey) Arce-Torres of Lincoln City, Oregon; sisters, Ann Rice of Salt Lake City, UT; 13 grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dona Lue, daughter, Rita Lue, son, Rhett Davis Harris, brothers, Darwin and Mert and sisters, Maude and Shirley.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho
The family will meet with friends from 12:00-12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Military rites will take place at the funeral home due to inclement weather, burial in the Moreland Cemetery will follow.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

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