Clarence Jim Harris


February 11, 1932 – May 23, 2018

Clarence Harris passed away on May 23, 2018, in Pocatello, Idaho, following a brief illness.  He was 86. He was a former resident of Green River and Kemmerer, but resided in Idaho for the past nine plus years.

He was born February 11, 1932, the only son of Clarence Goddard Harris and Marina Minnie Mecca.  He attended Frontier Grade School and graduated from Kemmerer High School with the Class of l950.

Clarence joined the United States Air Force on February 13, 1951. He served as a jet reciprocating aircraft mechanic on F-86 fighter and B-36 bombers. Clarence served overseas at Kimper AFB in Korea and was stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was honorably discharged on February 12, 1955.

Clarence married Sandra S. Bixby in March of 1958 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kemmerer.

He worked various construction jobs with Pipefitters Local 192 out of Cheyenne. He worked in maintenance at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Green River until his retirement in 2008. Jim and Sandy then moved to Pocatello, Idaho, to be close to grandkids and great-grandkids.

His hobbies included rock hunting, trips to Wendover, spending time with family, watching the Denver Broncos and doting on his dogs.

He was active in Shriners and was a member of Mount Moriah Lodge #6 AF and AM of Green River and was a Charter Member of the Green Bugs Korean Shrine in Rawlins.

Clarence is preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Sandy) Harris of Pocatello, Idaho.

He is also survived by one daughter, Tammy (Gary) Resh of Pocatello; and two sons, Kirk (Ali Cheltenham, England) Harris and Bob Harris, both of Green River, Wyo. Clarence is also survived by four grandchildren: Jennifer Mustos (Jason Chapman) of Pocatello; Brian (Krista) Resh of Williston, North Dakota; Lacey (Fed) Hale-Perez of Cheltenham, England; and Ashley (Garet) Wood of Garland, Utah; nine great-grandchildren: Brooklynne Mustos, Addison Mustos, Brylee Jo Resh, Samuel Leyh, Harvey and Oscar Hale-Perez, Kinzlie, Rhett and Everlie Wood.

As per his wishes, Clarence was cremated. A memorial service to be held in Green River, Wyo., will be announced at a later date.

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