Miriam (Mickee) Tuttle Harris
1922 ~ 2013
(Mickee) Tuttle Harris, age 90, passed away March 11, 2013
from natural causes. She has been a resident of Courtyard
at Jamestown in Provo for the last 3 years where she had
so many wonderful friends and caregivers. Prior to that
she was a 50 year resident of Arvada, CO.
She was born in Oakley ID on October 20, 1922 to Edward
Ray Tuttle and Rachel Hale. She was the fourth daughter
with three brothers and four sisters. Mickee was a happy,
lively child that always valued her family, friendships
and her schoolwork. After much travel, her family settled
in American Fork. When she wasn’t performing her ballet
dance recital, she was off pursing her passion for marches
as a drummer in the American Fork High School marching band.
She had the honor of being elected "Miss American"
her senior year.
On March 17, 1942, she married Louis Eugene "Gene"
Harris and shortly thereafter, he was off to war. The next
25 years were filled with dedication as they moved from
base to base with each new military assignment. She delighted
in using her professional-like sewing skills to re-create
beautiful surroundings for each particular residence. Many
times she was sewing the last stitch on her present project
as word came that it was "time to move on". During
this time they were blessed with 3 wonderful daughters;
Jill (Joseph) Garruto, Colo. Sprgs, CO, Teri Lee Harris,
Provo, UT and Heidi Harris Oaklief, Arvada, CO.
Mickee was a loving, generous and patient mother wife,
grandmother and friend. She always supported her husband
in each endeavor. There was always a non-judgmental ear
for her daughters, grandchildren and friends. Every one
of her grandchildren thought they were the favorite, and
they were right! Her insatiable appetite for knowledge kept
her present and interested even until her last day. Her
love of beautiful flowers was always present in her home
with iris and sweet peas being some of her favorites.
She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints where she served willingly in many,
many callings. She fulfilled her earthly responsibilities
faithfully and was an example of kindness, patience and
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother
and 3 sisters. She is survived by 1 sister, 2 brothers,
her 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
In honor of Mickee, the family requests that you wear something
purple/lavender to her service. Funeral services will be
held Saturday, March 16, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Edgewood/Riverside
Building located at 3500 North 180 East, Provo, Utah at
11:00 am, viewing will held from 9:30-10:30 am. prior to
services a the church. Burial will be in the Provo City