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Bertha E. Harris, 87 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Woodward. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Dalhart Cemetery in Dalhart, Texas with the Reverend Junior Zollinger officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Bertha Evalyn (Hall) Harris was born on December 3, 1928 in Sedan, New Mexico to Lewis Everett and Pearl Evalyn (Foster) Hall. Bertha attended school in Sedan and later attended Business College. She was united in marriage to Norman H. Harris on August 19, 1950. They made their home in Dalhart and were blessed with one son Robert Densil. Bertha went to work for the Citizens State Bank in the early 1950's and continued working there until her retirement in 1995. Bertha moved to Woodward to be closer to her son Robert in 2010.

She was a member of the Lakeview United Methodist Church in Dalhart. Bertha enjoyed gardening and being with her family. She loved spending time at the cabin in New Mexico that her and Norman built.

She is survived by her son, Robert Harris and wife Yvonne of Woodward; step-children, Larry Harris and wife Paulette of Amarillo, Texas, Marsha Thomas and husband Jerry of Rockwall, Texas; grandchildren, Jordan, Taylor, Trevor, Billy, Justin, Chuck, Melinda, Stacy and Shelly; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Norman on July 13, 1983, brothers, Fred Hall, Raymond Hall, Ralph Hall, sisters, Edith Richardson, Ruth Ridgeway, Helen Akers and two children who died when they were young, Elsie and Edna.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on  August 12, 2016
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