James H. Harris

(July 9, 1916 - October 4, 1977)


The Lusk Herald
October 13, 1977


James H. Harris Of Jay Em dies

Memorial services for James H. Harris, 61, Jay Em, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the United Presbyterian Church in Torrington.

The Rev. Mary Bahmer officiated and cremation in Boulder, Colo., followed.

Harris, a member of a pioneer Wyoming family, died Oct. 4 in the Torrington Community Hospital, following a long illness.

The son of Lake and Autumn (Mayes) Harris, he was born in Lusk July 9, 1916. He attended school in Jay Em and later graduated from Torrington High School. He had been a rancher near Jay Em most of his life.

On Dec. 20, 1936, Harris married Thelma Shoults at Fort Laramie.

Survivors include his wife Thelma of Jay Em; two daughters, Mrs. Autumn Anderson, Casper and Mrs. Anita Green, Wheatland; by his father Lake Harris of Jay Em, by a sister Mrs. Maysie McVay, Glendo and three grandchildren.

Memorials to the Forest Mound Chapel of Jay Em and the Jay Em Cemetery would be equally appreciated by the family.




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