Delmar Harris |

Delmar Harris

Delmar Harris of Grass Valley passed away peacefully on Sat. Oct. 26, 2013, with his family by his side. He was 90.

His family will honor his wishes with a private graveside service for family and close friends.

Delmar was born in Leaburg, Ore., on Aug. 14, 1923, to Archie and Josephine Harris. He was raised in Oregon and Grass Valley, Calif.

Answering the call of his country in 1943, he joined the Army and served in the European Theater until 1946. After returning home, he married the young and beautiful love of his life, Edith. Married just short of 68 years, together they raised their two children, Robert and Melodie, here in Grass Valley. He was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Delmar was known by his family, friends, and co-workers as Del. He worked in local logging and lumber mills before his employment with the Nevada Irrigation District. Del retired in 1988 after more than 20 years there.

He had many hobbies over the years, but he loved his summer and winter gardens, his flowers and his honey bees.

Del will be dearly missed by all who knew him — his family, friends and neighbors. The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to Dr. Scott Miller, his staff, and to Kay Baker at Hooper & Weaver for their kindness, understanding and thoughtfulness toward Del and his family.

He is survived by his wife, Edith; son, Robert Harris (Judy); daughter, Melodie Steger; granddaughter, Lydia Beall (Scott); grandson, Brian Steger (Theresa); and great-grandchildren Trevor, Kennen, Amanda Beall and Brian Steger.

Del was preceded by his parents; sister, Ruanna; mother-in-law, Della Vincent; and son-in-law, John Steger.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to your favorite charity in his name.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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