In memory of the mother, we love.
Kathleen Cook Harris, 73, passed peacefully in her sleep April 13, 2023. Kathleen was born February 23, 1950, in Logan, Utah. She was the first child of Waldo Golden and Dauna Lucinda Atkin Cook. Mom was a “daddy’s girl” and cherished the summers spent with her father camping and fishing.
Mom loved to learn and excelled in school graduating from BYU in nursing, then later Westminster with her Bachelor of Science. She married Alan Reed Harris in the Salt Lake Temple on January 26, 1970. They were together for 38 years. Mom loved babies. She had six of her own and worked at LDS Hospital as a Registered Nurse caring for new mothers and babies for over 25 years.
She played the piano and organ in church as a youth and later with her children and grandchildren playing primary songs, a favorite was “Love One Another”. As a young woman mom was active in 4-H and won many awards for her sewing, gardening, crocheting and cooking. Mom was a natural artist. She had many creative outlets over the years sewing dance and Halloween costumes, crocheting baby blankets, creating ceramics and porcelain dolls, genealogy, cake decorating, all types of crafting and disco dancing. Mom was lovingly called “Grammy” by her grandchildren. She took them on many adventures to local museums and so many craft days during summer vacations. Trips to the dollar store and matinee was a favorite. On Friday nights you could find Mom league bowling with her son Clint for many years. They had a special mother-son bond. We will always celebrate the good times and find comfort that Mom is connecting with our Heavenly family.
Survived by children Melinda K (John) Middleton, Danielle Monique Hunger, Tara Dawn(Dale) Meitzler, Jared Alan Harris, Clint Harris, and Kathleen Grace Yates, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Siblings Elaine (David) Christensen, Robert (Venetta) Cook, James
(Kristina) Cook, Carol (Warren) Cook and former husband Alan Reed Harris. Preceded byparents Waldo Golden and Dauna Lucinda Cook, great granddaughter Thea K Middleton andMom’s special friend Guy Gailey.
A celebration of life will be held later in the year, when we inter Mom’s ashes in Hyde Park,Utah Cemetery.
Care entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.