Esther Harris

October 08, 1928 - May 23, 2012 

Esther Harris

October 08, 1928 - May 23, 2012 

Obituary for Esther Harris

Esther Harris was called home to heaven on May 23, 2012. She went peacefully at her home in Loveland, CO; she was 83 years old.

Esther was born October 8, 1928 in Gering, NE to Alex Ehrlich and Elizabeth (Albrandt) Ehrlich. Her family farmed in Huntley, Wyoming where she attended school and graduated from Huntley High School. She married Rod Harris in 1948 and later married Ben Harris in 1974. She worked most of her life in a variety of restaurants including one that she owned; and in later years, owned and operated her own housecleaning business.

Esther loved her family and friends, and cherished all moments spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s school activities and church every Sunday. She loved playing the piano and singing church hymns, and was an avid Bingo player and Colorado sports fan. Esther always had a smile on her face, and was always ready with a big hug and kiss.

Survivors include a sister, Helen Lepp of Torrington, WY; a brother, Sam Ehrlich of Longmont, CO; her children – Lana (Steve) Snyder of Cheyenne, WY, Rodney (Sharon) Harris of Grand Island, NE, Jerry Harris of Houston, TX, John Harris of Cedaredge, CO, Beth Harris of Fort Collins, CO, and Dave (Angie) Harris of Severance, CO; her grandchildren – Shon Snyder, Michael Harris, Cyndi Luthy, Jethro Harris, Jamie Harris, Effie Harris, and Cassidy Harris; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ben, her two brothers – Alex and Victor Ehrlich, her 3 sisters – Hermina Morgheim, Alma Keller, Bertha Keller, and one grandchild – Jeremiah Harris.

A visitation will be held from 10 am – 12 pm, followed by funeral services at 12:00 pm on Saturday May 26, 2012 at Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 N. Hwy 287. A reception will follow at First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland, CO. Graveside services will be held in Gering, NE. Memorial contributions in Esther’s honor can be made to the Diabetes Foundation in care of Resthaven Funeral Home. Please view the online obituary and sign the guestbook at

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