April 7th, 1938 - December 14th, 2012

Carolyn Harris - 1955

Carolyn Harris  - recent

On Friday, December 14th, 2012, while Carolyn was on her knees in prayer, the Lord gathered her peacefully in his arms and took her home.

She was born on a beautiful spring day, April 7th, 1938, in Sasakwa, OK. She moved with her parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters to Richland in 1946. She was a beautiful and strong woman both inside and out. She loved her children and family above all else. As a child and throughout her life, she always had a love for her dogs and bred and raised many champion Yorkies and Chihuahuas. Her Chihuahua "Swift Justice" was the #1 male Grand Champion in the US. Carolyn also bred many other champion dogs. As a merchant Marine, she spent many years in Alaska working. She was a gourmet cook and was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

Carolyn was preceded in death by: husbands, Frank Eugene Wheeler and Anthony Campbell; son, Frank Eugene Wheeler Jr.; Parents, Joseph F. and Leona L. Harris; brothers, Robert Dean Harris ('55) and Michael Gene Harris ('64); and her granddaughters, Andrea Lynn Culverwell, Whitney Culverwell, and Valerie Diane Barcott.

She is survived by daughters, Debra Carol Ledford (John), Shelly Dale Shaw (Mike), Sandra Leona Culverwell (Jim); son Robert H. Ohashi (father, RH Ohashi, Sr.) and sisters, Nancy Jo Harris McDowell ('59), Minnie Sue Harris Anderton, Judith Anne Harris, and brother John Paul Harris; grandchildren, Tyler Ledford, John Barcott, Andy Culverwell, Chewy Rodriguez, and nine great-grandchildren.

Please join us in celebration of Carolyn's life on Saturday, December 22, 2pm, at 1508 Farrell lane, Richland.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on December 19, 2012. Guest Book until 1/18/2013