Stanley P. Harris

Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009

Former Juneau resident Stanley P. Harris died Dec. 6, 2009, in El Centro, Calif. He was 84.

He was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Paul Harris of Dallas, and Vera Hammond of Fort Collins, Colo. He served in the First Marine Division and Sixth Marine Division during World War II, participating in the invasions of Peleliu and Okinawa. His company B, 3rd Armored Amphibious Tractor Battalion received three separate presidential unit citations.

He graduated from Colorado State University in 1951 and from the Denver University School of Social Work in 1959. He worked in the Larimer County Welfare Department in Fort Collins from 1951 to 1956, and then for the Colorado State Welfare Department until 1967.

From 1967 to 1975, he served as Director of Welfare for the state of Alaska. From 1977 to 1985, he worked for Imperial County Welfare Department in El Centro and then for the Imperial County Mental Health Department until retirement on Jun 1, 1987.

He is listed in "Who's Who in Colorado" and in "Who's Who in the West."

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Harris, of El Centro; son, Stanley P. Harris, of Juneau; grandson, Derek P. Harris, of Juneau; two great-grandsons of Juneau; and one uncle, Owen Hodges, of Seattle, Wash,

There will be no funeral or memeorial service.

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