Damon Elliot Harris

02/14/1936 — 02/02/2014

From Richland, WA | Born in San Diego, CA

Damon Elliot Harris

Please join the family and friends Sunday, May 18th at 12:15 P.M. at the Richland Community Center to celebrate the life of Damon E. Harris, who passed away after a brief illness on Feb. 2, 2014. Inurnment has taken place at Sunset Gardens in Richland.

Damon was born Valentine's Day, 1936, to David H. and Mildred V. Harris at the Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA. Siblings are Betty Harris Sherman of Richland, WA and David Melvin Harris of Portland, OR.

Damon never married and had no children of his own. He a was a fabulous Uncle to Susan Sherman, Seattle, WA; Judy Sherman Tallant of Monroe, WA; Steven David Sherman of Seattle, WA; Gerald Allen Harris of Portland, OR, Robert Melvin Harris of Portland, OR; and Cheryl Harris Remington deceased.

Remaining living survivors are cousins Larry Douglas Jones of Chula Vista, CA; Vivian Jones Divine of Barstow, CA; and Floyd Jones, Jr. of Buckeye, AZ.

Damon serviced in the Naval Reserves with summer duty at Port Hueneme, CA as a cryptographer which led to Damon's love of puzzle-solving and word games.

Damon began business, with partner John Frank Rice in 1964 on the Parkway as Frank Elliot's Interiors, later moving the business to 1016 Lee Blvd, where he enjoyed over 45 years of interior design services to his many customers, who became friends as well.

His love of travel and adventure took him around the world to seek out unique furnishings and accessories. He expanded his family to include the sponsorship and ultimate citizenship of a young man from Indonesia, Multano Hadisuryo, who graduated from CBC with a degree in Hotel and Motel Management and is now with the San Francisco Yacht Club management staff.

The family wishes to extend thanks to the ladies who spent the last vigil with Damon. You are so special.

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  • Damon was my BEST tandem partner for many years. We pedaled many thousands of miles together all over the Northwest, including the Seattle-To-Portland in 1987 when we finished the day in 15 hours and 6 minutes. Even better was all the conversations that usually outlasted the miles. I am proud to have know such a gentleman!

    Monte Crippen
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • My sincere condolences,Betty, on the passing of a brother to whom you gave so much comfort and support for all his life.

    Ginger and I were impressed with Damon’s talents as he helped us decorate new homes two times. And I greatly enjoyed working with Damon designing and building custom furniture for his many clients. He was always very professional and understanding and had a truly remarkable sense of color. We will miss him.

    Jim Vetrano
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, usa
  • My husband and I were customers at his store and later friends with Damon. Damon and I became friends at Allied Arts. I loved his dedication and sense of humor. He was a treasure to know.

    Peggy Snyder
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, United, States
  • I met Damon almost 30 years while bicycling in Eastern WA. Not living there, I spent little time with him. However he was a good friend to my then future-husband and we share fond memories of him. Damon had a big heart and I wish we would have reconnected with him. Sorry for your loss.

    Mary Jo Gilbert
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA
  • Damon was my BEST tandem partner for many years. We pedaled many thousands of miles together all over the Northwest, including the Seattle-To-Portland in 1987 when we finished the day in 15 hours and 6 minutes. Even better was all the conversations that usually outlasted the miles. I am proud to have know such a gentleman!

    Monte Crippen
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • My sincere condolences,Betty, on the passing of a brother to whom you gave so much comfort and support for all his life.

    Ginger and I were impressed with Damon’s talents as he helped us decorate new homes two times. And I greatly enjoyed working with Damon designing and building custom furniture for his many clients. He was always very professional and understanding and had a truly remarkable sense of color. We will miss him.

    Jim Vetrano
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, usa
  • My husband and I were customers at his store and later friends with Damon. Damon and I became friends at Allied Arts. I loved his dedication and sense of humor. He was a treasure to know.

    Peggy Snyder
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, United, States
  • I met Damon almost 30 years while bicycling in Eastern WA. Not living there, I spent little time with him. However he was a good friend to my then future-husband and we share fond memories of him. Damon had a big heart and I wish we would have reconnected with him. Sorry for your loss.

    Mary Jo Gilbert
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA