Myrna Harris
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Myrna Harris

07/04/1931 -


Myrna Mae (Hackert) Harris, 87, of Reedsport passed away at home on March 18, with her family by her side.

Myrna was born July 4, 1931, in Medford, Oregon to Albert and Dorothy (Mckee) Hackert. She graduated from Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Oregon, in 1949. She married Donald Harris on April 9, 1950. Don and Myrna made their home together in the Medford area for several years, where they raised their three children: Mark, Donna, and Julie. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school, Bible Camp, and was a Brownies and Girl Scout Leader.

In 1974, Don and Myrna relocated to Reedsport, Oregon, where Myrna was very involved in the Oregon State Women's Bowling Association. She served as secretary for the Oregon State 600 Bowling Club for over twenty years, and coached junior bowlers, including her two granddaughters, for many years. Don and Myrna enjoyed traveling near and far for many bowling tournaments with dear friends. She loved camping with family at Lost Creek Lake, and serving as camp cook on hunting trips.

Myrna loved being with her family and nothing brought her more joy than being a grandmother to 6 and great grandmother to 9. She was their biggest cheerleader, attending their many school events, dance recitals, and ball games. She took great pride in their accomplishments and milestones, big and small, from first steps and words to graduations and marriages.

Myrna will be remembered for her kindness, generous heart, warm smile, and unmistakable laugh.

Myrna is survived by her husband of nearly 69 years, Donald Harris; son Mark Harris (Kelly) of Medford; daughters Donna McLane (Dale) of Gold Hill and Julie Huebner (Tom) of Reedsport; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held at the Marina Activity Center in Winchester Bay on Saturday, March 23rd.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Reedsport Education Enrichment Foundation, P.O. Box 203, Reedsport, OR 97467 or Special Olympics Oregon, 5901 SW Macadam Avenue Suite 200, Portland, OR 97239.

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on March 31, 2019
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