April 18, 1938-June 16, 2020
On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Raeleen Harris, loving wife of Richard G. (Dick) Harris, and mother of two boys, Rick and Randy Harris, passed away at the age of 82, in Kennewick, Washington. Raeleen was born on April 18, 1938, in Idaho, and was adopted by Claudia and Les Sager in Anaconda, Montana. She graduated from Anaconda High School and married Dick shortly thereafter. Oldest son, Rick, was born in 1958, and later when he was in grade school, Raeleen and Dick took in foster children to care for. In 1969, a three day old baby boy entered their lives, and Randy Jo became their second son. Raeleen later went to work at the Anaconda Courthouse and enjoyed interacting with people in the driver’s license and treasurer’s offices.
In 1981, Dick and Rae moved to Richland, Washington. They both went to work at Hanford, where Raeleen enjoyed the work, the people, and the Tri-Cities. She would say that the Hanford employers always liked the “Montana folk” because of their good work ethic.
Raeleen loved to paint, and her favorite hobby was to create all sorts of greeting cards. She was known for her quick wit, and her kind and compassionate spirit.
Raeleen was preceded in death by her father, Leslie; mother, Claudia; and brother, Merle. She is survived by husband, Dick; sons, Rick and Randy; sisters, Marie McDonald and Cindy Cook; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial date will be determined at a later date.
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