Gracie Harris, 86, of White River, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the Faulkton Healthcare Center.
Gracie Hay was born March 4, 1927, in White River, S.D., to William and Grace (Moss) Hay; the youngest of seven children. Gracie attended school and graduated from White River High School. She attended teachers college in Spearfish and taught school in the Wall area.
In 1949, she was united in marriage to Richard “Buzz” Harris in Hill City, S.D. They made their home in Wall, S.D., where they ranched until moving to Burley, Idaho. They also ranched while living in Burley. They then moved to Portland, Ore., where Gracie worked as a chef in a local restaurant.
In 2004, she returned to South Dakota to live in Murdo with her sister, Laura Hayden. She enjoyed her time sewing, making crafts and spending time at the beach.
Gracie is survived by her daughter, Gail Wynn of La Pine, Ore.; one son, Randy (Lisa) Harris of Portland, Ore.; two sisters: Gert Hix of Belle Fourche and Wilda Hollinger of Burley, Idaho; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Buzz in 1981; two children: Larry and Peggy; son-in-law, Mike Wynn and her siblings: Blanche, Laura, Caroline and Melva.
Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton has been entrusted with Gracie’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)