Patrick John Harris
Patrick was born on February 9, 1954 in Seattle, Washington to Claude and Katherine Harris. He passed away in Portland, Oregon on April 18, 2020 at the age of 66.
Patrick had a life-long love of books and history. After obtaining an Undergraduate and Master's Degree in History at Portland State University, Patrick pursued his love for history serving first as the Executive Director of the Museum of the Oregon Territory and subsequently as Executive Director and Curator at the Old Aurora Colony Museum in Aurora, Oregon where he remained until his death. Patrick is survived by his brother, Terry Harris and his sister-in-law Diane Harris; his sister, Kaye Harris Whitmer and his brother-in-law, Richard Whitmer; his cousins Judi Thompson and Diane Shalander; nephew Nathan Harris and niece Annie Harris and his great nephew Jonah Harris and great niece June Harris; his nephew Michael Dion and niece Nicole Dion and his great nephew Kyle Dion and great niece Natalie Dion and his nieces Shannon Harris, Carole Smith and his great niece Araina Harris.
Patrick was loved by his family and friends and was a beloved member of the Aurora Community. A private burial was held at the Aurora Community Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date following the resolution of the Covid 19 outbreak.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Old Aurora Colony Museum