Howard Harris

Howard M. Harris, age 94 of Lopez Island, Wash., passed away on February 6, 2015.

Howard was the only son born to Leland and Florence Harris in Covina, Calif. on Oct. 3, 1920. He was raised on Lopez Island and finished high school there. After graduating he served in the United States Coast Guard for the duration of the WWII.

In 1944, he married the love of his life Mary MacLeod and shortly after that they moved from Lopez Island to Bellingham. They had four children.

After starting his career at Hillyard Motor Company, a Cadillac Studebaker dealer, he began to buy Union Oil 76 Service Stations. Over the years he owned and operated four separate Union Oil locations in Bellingham.

Howard’s work carried over into his hobbies as he was a member of the Studebakers Drivers Club, following them to car shows all over the United States.

Howard was preceded in death by two daughters. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Mary, daughter Laura Mae Sela, son Norman MacLeod Harris (wife Sheila), grandson Ryan MacLeod Harris and many loving family and friends.

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