Forever in our Hearts


September 15, 2008 - Annice Marie Goueiva, 96, of Petersburg, died on Monday, September 15, 2008 in Petersburg, IL. She was born on November 3, 1911 in Oberlin, Ohio to Oscar and Jean Addis Harris. She married Charles R. Gouveia. 
She is survived by a son, Charles H. Gouveia of New Berlin; a daughter, Annice M. Gouveia of Steam Boat Springs, Colorado;, one brother, Lloyd Harris, Florida; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Gouveia had been a teacher and a guidance counselor.  Interment will be at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Peoria, Illinois Cremation rites have been accorded.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, Alzheimers Association, or Donor's choice.

She would have been 97 on November 3. The Rev. Brooks Oscar McDaniel (his is mother Irene Blanche Harris McDaniel, Mom's sister) will conduct the services. Her (Annice's) brother, Lloyd Harris of Stuart, Florida, is the last surviving member of that generation of Rev. Oscar E. Harris' family.
The name Annice had been passed down through that family. David M. Harris' wife was Annice Mahala Webster. Oscar Eugene Harris was the son of David.   (Information provided by Betty Curtiss)

April 12, 2008 - Leland H. Blow passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 12th in Sierra Winds Life Care Center, Peoria, Arizona. He was born near Oxford, Michigan on August 19, 1914 to Jesse and Mae Harris Blow. Following his graduation from  Lapeer High School, Lee studied higher accounting at Ferris Institute in Big Rapids, Michigan, graduating in 1933.  In 1936 he began his career with The Detroit Edison Co. as an accounting clerk in the Thumb District office and worked his way to become Meter Reading Department Head in 1971.  On November 4, 1933 Lee married his high school sweetheart Helen M. Slater, and celebrated the birth of their daughter Helene in 1937. Lee retired in 1974 and enjoyed many years traveling extensively in the USA and Europe.  They spent their winters in Sun City West, Arizona where Mrs. Blow passed away in 1993.  Survivors include his beloved daughter Helene, four  grandsons, seven great-grand children, and one great-great-grandson, and his only sister, Joyce Kessler, and her husband, Dr. Dale Kessler, who also reside in Sun City West. Leland's family appreciates the many close friendships and wonderful care he received from the staff of Sierra Winds and Hospice of the Valley. Those wishing to make a donation to Hospice may call the Fund Development Dept. at (602)530-6900.
Heber's line.  MaeBelle Harris Blow


December 25, 2007 - Steven D. Hannay, son of Edna Babcock Pickering Hannay died the day after Christmas. He was 48 years old and lived in Mason, Ingham, Michigan. Luman's Line.

Dec 16, 2007 - Young Harris cousin killed in Iraq.  Lansing State Journal on Dec 16, 2007 - Randy W. Pickering, a 3 great grandson of Luman Harris was killed in Iraq Dec 9th 2007. His line is Luman Harris, Herbert Harris, Bernadean Harris Babcock, Edna Babcock Pickering Hannay, Bruce Pickering, Randy W. Pickering.  

November 29, 2007  - HARRIS, Donald R., M.D. - Of Petoskey, Michigan, formerly of Flint, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at the University of Michigan Hospitals with his family at his side. Dr. Harris was born December 10, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Dr. Harold and Clarissa (Reynolds) Harris. He married Marilyn E. Trautz on June 12, 1954 and served in the U.S. Air Force for two years during his residency at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. He was a member of the Genesee County Medical Society, Michigan State Medical Society, American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. He retired in 1995 after having practiced internal medicine for 34 years at Hurley Medical Center and McLaren Hospital. Dr. Harris was an environmentalist, fisherman and avid sports enthusiast. In addition to his wife, Don is survived by his daughter, Dawn A. (Robert P. Handler) Harris of Evanston, IL, and two sons, David B. (Kimberly A.) Harris of Portage, MI and Daren (Lisa A.) Harris of Columbus, OH; also four grandchildren, Amy Joy Harris Handler, Drew Ellis Harris Handler, Melanie Kristina Harris, and Lindsay E. Harris; also one brother, Gordon Harris, of Scottsdale, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law Joseph C. Nelson, husband of Maurine Nelson of Chelsea and sister-in-law Roberta Cywin and husband Larry of Flushing. Memorial Services will be held in Petoskey and in the spring in Flint. Memorial contributions may be made to the Acute Liver Failure Research Fund at the University of Michigan Hospitals, Attention: Dr. Robert Fontana, 3912 Taubman Center, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.
Published in the Flint Journal on 12/2/2007. 
Heber's Line, George L. Harris, Harold H. Harris, Donald Raymond Harris. 


July 29, 2006 - Sandra Ann Barnes, age 65 years, beloved wife of Eilert Barnes and sister of Norman Douglas (Karen) Harris, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2006 at home with family and friends at her side after enduring a 6 year battle with ovarian cancer.  She was born on June 13, 1941 in Oxford, MI, daughter of the late Ralph G. and Joyce M. (Schwandt) Harris.  She was united in marriage to Eilert on January 2, 1960 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hale by Rev. Charles F. Boeder.  Sandra and her husband operated a dairy farm in Reno Township and she milked cows along side him for 40+ years.  Sandra's biggest enjoyment was her children and grandchildren,   She is survived by her husband , Eilert, children: Valerie (Rod) Cryderman of Sand Lake, Scott (Melanie) Barnes of Whittemore, Todd (Karen) Barnes of Grand Blanc; 5 grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Julie Suriano of Vandenberg AFB in California, Eilert Suriano of Whittemore, Samuel Barnes of Reno Township, Darby Barnes of Whittemore and Emily Barnes of Grand Blanc; step-mother, Thelma Harris of East Tawas; mother-in-law, Hilda Soper of Whittemore; and brother, Doug (Karen) Harris of Tampa, Florida; sister-in-law, Ruth (James) Clements of Whittemore; brother-in-law, Jerry (Alice) Barnes of Whittemore.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 12 noon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hale with Rev. Dean Muhle officiating.  Family asks that expressions of sympathy be made by contributions to Tawas St. Joseph Hospice or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Ovarian Cancer Research Institute.  Arrangements were made by the Hale Chapel of the Buresh-Bennett Funeral Home.  Published by the Bay City Times on 8/4/2006.  Heber's line: George L. Harris, Ralph G. Harris, Sandra K. Harris Barnes.
Heber's Line: George L. Harris, Ralph Harris, Sandra K. Harris Barnes.