Ernestine Harrison


(Jan. 6, 2006)

Services for Ernestine Harrison, 86, who died Jan. 6, 2006, took place Monday, Jan. 9 in Powell.

She was born May 5, 1919. She grew up on a farm in Missouri. On Oct. 11, 1942, she married Bob Harrison. In 1945, after her husband was discharged from service, the couple made their home in Elko, Nev. They had a son, Tom Harrison, who grew up in Elko.

She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1950. In Elko, she was the president of the United Presbyterian Women's Association, a Ruth Circle chairperson and a deacon. She won numerous awards at the county fair for her flower arrangements. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and making candies. She cherished her traveling trips to Missouri for family reunions. In September 2002, she moved to Powell to be closer to her son. She enjoyed living near her family, and she was proud to be a great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Harrison; her grandson, Jeffrey Harrison; her parents, Clyde and Delpha Hicks; her brother- and sister-in-law, Wayne and Betty Hicks; her sister and brother-in-law, Ermalee and Kenneth Parsons; and her sister-in-law, Wanda Hicks.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Tom and Diana Harrison; her grandchildren, Marc, Angela and Jennifer Harrison; her great-grandson, Jak Harrison; her brothers, Roy (Maxine) Hicks, Basil (Dale) Hicks and Doin Hicks; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thompson Funeral Home handled arrangements.