She was born the 15th of February 1940 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was the oldest child of Bryce Wilcott Smith and Eula Pauline Waldron. Later, four brothers and two sisters were born into the family.
The family spent most of her childhood in the Muskogee, Oklahoma area and later moved to Arkansas. This is where she met Raymond Sylvester Harris. They participated in the community functions. Ray would buy her a picnic box at the auction.
She married her sweetheart on the 24th of November 1958, in Pheonix, Arizona. During their marriage they lived in several different states. In 1975 they brought their family to Cache Valley, where they lived the rest of their lives.
She is survived by 5 sons, Layton Theadore Harris (Denise), Clayton Wilcott Harris (Nancy), Carson Addison Harris (Aida), Joseph Lee Harris (LaDon), and Peter Hammond Harris.
She is also survived by three brothers and one sister: Grover Cleveland Smith (Vicki), Patrick James Smith (Jane), David Thomas Smith (Sandra) and Hala Jean Smith Hammond.
Twenty grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews survive her.
Those who have preceded her in death are:
Raymond Sylvester Harris – spouse
Bryce Wilcott Smith – father
Eula Pauline Waldron – mother
Bryce Wilcott Smith Jr. – brother
Rebekah Fame Smith – sister
Sarah Pauline Harris – daughter
Jason C. Ricks – grandson and
Annie Newbold Ricks – great-granddaughter
Special thanks goes to the medical professionals, hospice, Sunshine Terrace Foundation and their caregivers and other friends who gave her their time, energy and especially love.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday June 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Smithfield Cemetery.