Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2001

Evelyn Cora Harry

Longtime former Juneau resident Evelyn Cora Harry died June 22, 2001, in Bellevue, Wash.

She was born on Aug. 11, 1922, in Portland, Ore., the only child of George and Minnie Leiper.

She attended Reed College in Portland and Oregon State University. She married her high school sweetheart George Y. Harry III in 1942. During World War II she worked as a shipyard hiring clerk in Portland. After the war she lived in Seattle where her husband attended graduate school. The couple moved to Juneau when Alaska was still a territory. While in Juneau, she was appointed to the state parole board by the governor.

After nine years, they moved to Ann Arbor, Mich. Harry's final move was in 1970 to Bellevue, Wash., where she became a volunteer parole officer and taught English to international university students. Harry was an active member of her church and served on the altar guild at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

She is survived by her husband George; son George (Tuck) and wife Lisa Spino of Tenakee Springs; daughter Heather and husband David Nelson of Oregon; and grandsons Christopher Nelson and Geoffrey Nelson of New York.

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