LaRue J. Harrison peacefully passed away Jan. 28, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 12, 1932 in Fruita, Colo. to Bert and Myrtle Pilling, and was raised on the well known “Range Creek” ranch, which, at that time, was owned by her father.
She is survived by her two brothers, Bert and Larry; four daughters, Ann, Kathy, Gayleen and Debra; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
LaRue spent most of her life dedicated to being a loving mom. She loved caring for children and volunteering as a teacher for special needs children.
She had a great respect for all living things and was an avid animal lover, adopting and loving many pets during her life including two African servals.
LaRue elected to be cremated. Rather than a funeral there will be a family and close friends memorial and celebration of her life on Friday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah, followed by a light lunch.
Honorary pall bearers are Bert Pilling, Brandon Beckstead, David Smith, Luke Bradshaw, Johnny Copfer and Steve Youhouse.
Online condolences may be sent at www.memorialutah.com.