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Colleen A. Harris
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Glenn

© Enid News and Eagle

October 1, 1938 - March 25, 2020

Private family graveside services celebrating and honoring the life of Colleen A. Harris, 81, of Enid will be held at the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with Reverend Tom Stanley officiating. Services are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Due to the current gathering restrictions all services may be viewed in real time on our Brown Cummings Funeral Home Facebook page. Condolences and special memories may be made through our website at WWW.Brown-Cummings.com

Colleen was born October 1, 1938 to Otis and Erma (Oakley) Allison in Cherokee, Oklahoma and passed from this life on March 25,2020 at her home in Enid, Oklahoma. She was raised in Cherokee, graduating from Cherokee High School in 1956. She advanced her education at Oklahoma State University graduating with a degree in Home Economics Education. While in Stillwater she met her lifelong love and partner, Dan Harris. Colleen and Dan were married at the Cherokee Methodist Church in 1959. She taught Physical Education in Perry, OK. in 1960 while her husband finished his education. The couple then moved to Oklahoma City before moving to Greely, CO for two and a half years. In 1964 the couple returned to Enid.

After raising her family she begin working at Hedges Speech and Hearing Center where she worked for nearly 20 years. She also worked tirelessly volunteering for Central Christian Church. There, she was a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship Guild, and served others by delivering meals and visiting members who weren't able to attend weekly services. She was a member of the Junior Welfare League, the Cherokee chapter of the Eastern Star, PEO Chapter Q, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and her Home Extension Group.

Colleen's focus and drive was for her family. She dedicated her talents and life to raising her three children: Allison, Greg, and Kyle. She preferred to stay out of the spotlight, but her light shined brightest when she was with Dan and her children. She gave everything of herself to them and reveled in their accomplishments. They were able to reward her efforts by giving her six grandchildren to enjoy. She was always thrilled to pull out her "Brag Books" and show off her treasures. She spent countless hours putting together scrapbooks highlighting their lives, her pride and joy.

She is survived by her husband, Dan Harris of the home, daughter, Allison Angleton and husband Lynn of Enid, sons, Greg Harris and wife Daphne of Aurora, CO, and Kyle Harris and wife Elisa of Brentwood, TN; six grandchildren, Connor Angleton, and wife Kamika, Emily Angleton, Austin Harris, Julia Harris, Sophia Harris, and Tyler Harris; her brother, Ron Allison and wife Judy of Cherokee, and numerous nieces and nephews. Colleen was also blessed to share her life with numerous close friends of Enid and others spread across the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Central Christian Church Women's Guild or the Care Givers of Central Christian Church.

Condolences to the family may be made online at WWW.Brown-Cummings.com

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