Betty Jane Harris

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Date of Birth:
Friday, February 1, 1929
Date of Death:
Monday, November 11, 2019
Age:
90 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday November 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Friday November 15, 2019
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Grandview Memorial Gardens [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, February 1, 1929
Date of Death:
Monday, November 11, 2019
Age:
90 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, February 1, 1929
Date of Death:
Monday, November 11, 2019
Age:
90 years old

Betty Jane Harris

Betty Jane Harris, 90, of Rochester died Monday, November 11, 2019, at Edenbrook of Rochester. Betty was born February 1, 1929 in Rochester to Fred and Mary (Murphy) Larson.

She graduated from Rochester High School in 1947. She married Donald “Red” C Harris in 1948, in Rochester. Donald died December 16, 2012.

Betty worked for the Rochester State Hospital; she was a sales clerk for Buttries Clothing Store, and later worked at Mayo Clinic for over 20 years. Betty played the mandolin and loved traveling, camping, reading, and music.

She is survived by her daughter, Rita Eyre of Rochester; two sons, Robert (Marni) of Rochester and Ronald (Julia) of Stewartville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Larson of Rochester; and sister-in-law, Violet Brownlow. She is preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Cindy Harris; sisters, Margo Schuman and Gloria Denny; and sister-in-law, Arlene Vanderburg.

The funeral service for Betty will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Horntvedt officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

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I knew Betty during the years she worked on the 11th floor of the Mayo Building in the meeting room cafeteria. She and her colleague Karen brought great service and joy to all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was a fine person and I am sure you have many great memories of her wonderful life. 

I knew Betty during the years she worked on the 11th floor of the Mayo Building in the meeting room cafeteria. She and her colleague Karen brought great service and joy to all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was a fine person and I am sure you have many great memories of her wonderful life. 

I worked with Betty a number of years ago at the Harwick cafeteria. She was always kind and funny. My condolences to the family. 

Dear Rita, Bob and Ron.  I was very sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a wonderful woman and she will always hold a prominent place in the memories of my childhood. I regret that I won't be able to make the funeral but my thoughts and best wishes are with you.

Dear Bob and Ron,


I was so sorry to of the passing of your lovely mother Betty. 


I have so many wonderful memories of playing music with her, Red and my Dad. 


Betty truly brought an enormous amount of joy to my life. I will never forget her smiling face while she would sing and play the mandolin to “Out Behind the Barn”. 


She was a great lady and I am so sorry for your loss. 


Jodie (Helgerson) Siems

So sorry to see your mother passed.  She was a kind and fun loving woman.  I have wonderful memories of her and your Dad singing and playing guitar with my Dad and my sister, Jodie.  I'm you have a treasure trove of your own memories to comfort you in your time of loss.   Hugs and prayers.