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Ted Alan Harris

 

February 17, 2022



Ted Alan Harris, 75, of Moorcroft, WY, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Big Horn Rehabilitation Center in Sheridan, WY. He was born May 18, 1946 to Keith and Mary (Tolman) Harris in Lovell, WY.

Ted's family moved from Lovell to Aurora, Colorado when Ted was six. Ted attended Aurora Central High School before enlisting in the Army in 1964.

In the Army, Ted was a paratrooper and his was one of the first groups to parachute into Vietnam. He served there for one year.

After four years in the Army, he was honorably discharged. Ted qualified for a commercial pilot's license and received his single and multi-engine rating in 1970.

Ted's passion was building and flying model airplanes. He learned from his father to build models and passed this knowledge on to anyone who wanted to learn. Ted organized and participated for many years in an area "Fun Fly".

Ted married Suzanne Wieler (December 7, 1977). They were married until her passing Sept. 23, 2021. Ted moved to Wyoming to work and had several jobs: farmer, oil rigs, CarQuest, coal industry, etc.

Ted is survived by his son Alan (Thea) of Centennial, CO; two granddaughters, Dani and Jessica; siblings James Keith Harris of Clearfield, UT, Cindy (Nick) Mondy of Ft. Collins, CO, Kristi (Michael) Jolley of Las Vegas, NV, Holly (Dave) Urban of Lewiston, ID; numerous nieces and nephews.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry J Harris.

Interment of his ashes and his wife Sue Harris's ashes will take place, Monday, February 28, 1 p.m., Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO.

 
 

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