GIG HARBOR - Edith Lenore Harrison passed away on Dec. 17, 2008, at the age of 84, at Manor Care in Gig Harbor. She was born to Herman S. Orin and Rebecca Jane (Jennie Bigger) Orin on April 20, 1924, near Silt, Colo.
She graduated from Grand Valley (Parachute) High School in 1942 and attended Ross Business School in Grand Junction, Colo. She worked at several military bases during WWII.
She lived in many Washington and Oregon cities including Kelso, Castle Rock, Oysterville, Ilwaco, Astoria and Rainier. She was a resident of Ocean View Convalescent Care in Long Beach before moving to Manor Care in Gig Harbor.
Mrs. Harrison was a lifetime member of the Pythian Sisters in Castle Rock. She was also a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She was treasurer for Oregon State DAVA at one time. She also worked for many years with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her full time occupation was as a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Walter Jessen of Longview and a son, Tim L. Harrison of Longview, 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvah E. (Red) Harrison; a son, Ray A. Harrison; three sisters Eva, Alice, and Myrtle and two brothers Ray O'Neal and Fred Johnson.
Burial has taken place at Willamette National Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at the IBEW hall in Longview on Jan. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 pm.