Marjorie "Peggy" Harris |

Marjorie "Peggy" Harris

Marjorie "Peggy" Harris

Peggy Harris passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. She was 84 years old.Peggy was born July 11, 1921, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Robert and Marjorie Evans. She spent her childhood and educational years there. While attending Drake University, she met Lee Harris playing opposite him in a theatrical production. They married Nov. 6, 1943.Lee and Peggy moved to Denver in 1962, and to Glenwood Springs in 1969, purchasing the Westerner Motel. Many will remember chatting and sharing special moments with Peggy during her years as owner of Baskin Robbins ice cream store. They moved to Grand Junction in 1993, and returned to Glenwood Springs in 2005.Peggy enjoyed working closely with her husband in Iowa, where they put on the “Harris Hop” teen dances, traveling, community and youth involvement. Peggy knew no strangers.She is survived by her husband; children Eric (Deb) Harris of Fort Collins, Tiffin (Cynthia) Harris of Nairobi, Kenya, Lissa Harris of Portland, Ore., and Brian (Donna) Harris of Glenwood Springs; grandchildren Tobias, Kasey, Clint and Matthew; two great-grandchildren; and extended family Ken and Marti Duprey of Glenwood Springs and Patrick Duprey of Seattle, Wash.Peggy was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth.A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at Mt. View Church in Glenwood Springs, with Pastor Dave Pearson officiating.Interment will be at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Grand Junction at a later date.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Peggy Harris to a charity of your choice.

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