Stanley (Stan) Allen Harris

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Stanley (Stan) Allen Harris peacefully passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021. Born October 21, 1934, to Charles and Lena (Terra) Harris in Tracy, CA, Stan was 87. In 1942 the Harris family moved to Dunsmuir where Stan attended school, graduating in 1954. He excelled in sports, was active in theater and civic clubs including the School Safety Patrol and Boy Scouts. His contribution to sports was so impressive he was retained an additional two years in school. After graduation, Stan would move to McCloud, working at McCloud River Lumber Company then through several owners until the Mills closing in 1979. Stan would later relocate to Redding, working at Champion International in Anderson until it’s closing in 1985. While Stan lived in McCloud, he was a Captain in the McCloud Volunteer Fire Department, Founding President of the McCloud Booster Club and active in St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus. Stan’s hobbies included sports, building and driving many Rat Rods and remodeling homes. He was a loyal 49er Fan. The remainder of Stan’s life would be spent living in Redding but always asking to take a drive to Dunsmuir and McCloud to drive by the “old houses”. Stan had a love of back roads and would often say “you’ll see me when you see the whites of my eyes”. In 2004 Stan founded a quarterly luncheon for the alumni of South Siskiyou County High Schools, even raising and donating money to various charities. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lena Harris, Son, Kim Harris, and Daughter Rube Harris-Blaton. He is survived by his wife Hazel of 46 years, his brother Charles of New Carrollton, MD, daughters Teri (Jeff) Kendall and Gidget Ellison, Stepdaughters Deedee McIntyre, Jody McIntyre, and Kari (Joe) Williams. Stan also leaves behind 12 Grandchildren and 21 Great-Grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Don Hamilton for his friendship and care, who always made sure Stan could enjoy great company, a good drive and his favorite food! Gone are the days of Mickey Mouse pancakes, hanging with "the love of his lives; his Grandchildren and endless stories and jokes! There was not a stranger that Dad met or a person he wouldn't talk to. His sense of humor, quick wit and love of a practical joke are fondly remembered. A Celebration of Life will be held May 7th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Dunsmuir Community Center Building, 4841 Dunsmuir Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025.

Posted online on April 18, 2022

Published in Mount Shasta Herald