Obituary of Ann Harris
Iris Ann (known by most as Ann) was born Iris Ann Ulen on August 4 th , 1929 in Bowman, North Dakota to Iver and Inez Ulen. The family, which included her older brother Harold, moved to Bozeman Montana then eventually settled in Coeur’d Alene Idaho where she spent most of her childhood. Ann worked as a nanny for a Doctor in Spokane as a teenager, then went on to receive her teaching certificate from Northern College of Education in Lewiston Idaho. She later earned a Masters degree in music education.
Ann moved to the Camas Washougal area in 1950 where she took a teaching position in Washougal. While teaching she met and married Eugene Harris, a Camas attorney. They had five children, Eugene (Bud) Harris Jr. Wendy Robinson, Loree Schaeffer, Rob Harris and Brian Harris.
Ann belonged to several organizations including: The Order of the Eastern Star, Zion Lutheran Church, Church Women United and Two Rivers Heritage Museum. She had many interests most revolved around her passion for music and was well known in local music circles. She taught music in the public schools for over twenty years, gave private lessons, and participated in choirs throughout the County. Sometimes travelling
nationally to perform. Ann served two terms on the Camas City Council.
Her advice to everyone was, “Keep singing everybody: It will lift your heart and Soul”. Ann requests that any remembrances be given to the music department of your favorite Church, or to Zion Lutheran Church music department, where she was a contributing member for decades.
Ann’s is survived by her children and their partners, Bud Harris and Donna Sinclair, Loree and John Schaeffer, Rob and Gail Harris and Brian and Angela Harris, and by her many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services will be held at Straub’s Funeral Home on September 21 st , 2023 at 10:00 AM with interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens to follow.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ann Harris, please visit Tribute Store
In Loving Memory
1929 - 2023
Straub's Funeral Home
325 NE 3rd Avenue
Camas, Washington 98607
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