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09 October 2005 @ 10:34 pm
It was kind of sad for me at church today. I found out that Rod Harris passed away on Thursday. He used to live near us in American Fork and gardened in our field. He was very big on genealogy and I really enjoyed talking to him about it. He was so thin the last time I saw him a couple of months ago. He looked like he had cancer. I found out that he wasn't even diagnosed with cancer until 5 days before he died. He had enough time to plan his funeral. I guess God needed a good genealogist so he took him early. Here is Rod's obituary.

Rodney E. Harris
Rodney Evan Harris, 64, of Spanish Fork, Utah passed away peacefully at home on Oct 6, 2005 of lymphoma. He was born on Jan 14, 1941 in Richfield, UT to Ivan Reed Harris and Lora Paxton. He grew up in San Francisco, CA with his mother and one brother. Rod served an LDS mission in the East Central States. He graduated from BYU in Music Education and began his teaching career in American Fork in 1969 as the Jr. High Band Director. He married Sheila Marie Maughan of Ronan, MT in the Manti Temple on Dec 19, 1969. He loved music and his many students. He loved reading, playing church softball, learning about and defending constitutional values. Besides his wife and children, the love of his life was doing Family History. He had so much more he wanted to do.
He is survived by his wife Sheila of Spanish Fork, 5 children, Heather (Kendall) Thaxton of Heber; Jeani (Mark) Tolboe of Springville: Rex Harris and Christi Harris of Spanish Fork and Marie Harris of Orem; 5 grandchildren; his brother Roger (Maryann) Harris of Santa Rosa, CA and his mother Lora Farr of Santa Rosa, CA. He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct 11 at 11 am in the American Fork Hillcrest Stake Center, 350 W 185 N. Friends and family may visit the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E 100 N, American Fork on Monday evening 6 to 8 pm and Tues 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to services at the church. Interment, American Fork Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated at any Zions Bank to the Rodney E. Harris Donation Account.
Published in the Daily Herald on 10/9/2005.

One good thing that happened at church was Mary Dean came. Her husband Owen passed away a couple weeks ago. It was very good to see her. I will try tomorrow to go over and visit her. Tuesday I will be busy going to Rod's funeral.

I did work on my genealogy, cleaning up that file off PRF. I am fixing the localities now. I have no idea when I will be done with it. It sure is a lot of work, hopefully it has all that I'm missing. I am so glad that I'm not like some people and just merge it into my file without fixing things up. It would of really messed me up. Well it's time for bed again. I have swollen glands hopefully I'm not coming down with something.
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