Gary “Red” Mac Harris

Aug. 16, 1939 – May 19, 2014

Gary "Red" Harris
Gary “Red” Harris

Gary “Red” Mac Harris was born Aug. 16, 1939, in Lovell, the son of Ethan and Dora Harris. He died May 19, 2014, at his home in Lovell.

He grew up on a farm that had the first commercial apple orchard in the state. His brother Kay was his constant playmate and best friend throughout his life. He married Shirley Adams in 1959, and they had three children, Jay, Linda and Ron, later divorcing.

Red started at the age of 12 learning to operate heavy equipment with his dad. His career took him all over the state working for Blackburn in the uranium mines, Townsend Construction and ending his career with Cowboy Contractors.

He enjoyed spending time in the Big Horn Mountains and fishing and hunting. In his retirement he took up woodworking, making many beautiful things.

Red married Dede Mauland in Billings on Dec. 18, 1993. She took very good care of him when he became ill. He is survived by his wife Dede of Lovell, sister Della Ross of Mesa, Ariz., his children Jay Harris (Becky) and Linda Gallagher (Joe) of Lovell and Ron Harris of Gillette, Wyo., two grandchildren, Jason and Michelle Harris of Lovell, his nieces Lisa Kellogg, Lori Ross and Dana Ross and nephews Rex Harris and Travis Ross.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ethan and Dora Harris and brother Kay Harris.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, 2014, at Haskell Funeral Home with burial in the Lovell Cemetery.

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