December 12, 2012
Mary Concieta Miller Harrison passed away at the age of 80 on December 3, 2012 in Littleton, Colorado.
Mary was born to Joseph Anthony and Mary Rose (Galle) Miller on June 1, 1932 and was raised and lived most of her life in Pike County, Kentucky.
Mary graduated from Belfry High School and then married Ray Harrison. Mary and Ray had six children together and divorced. Mary was a stay at home mom when her children were small. She took classes at Southern West Virginia Community College and worked in Williamson at Tots to Teens, Magic Mart of South Williamson, and Western Auto in Williamson. She moved to Williamson in 1972 and enjoyed living where she could walk to town and visit with her friends and neighbors.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Michael, Nicholas, Jack, Dallas, and Richard, sisters-in-law Geraldine, Joyce and Mary Jane, and daughter-in-law, Mary.
She is survived by her brother Ralph (Marian) and her children, Connie Holfelder (Kurt) of Littleton, Col,, Elaine Church (Douglas) of Pell City, Ala., Michael Harrison of Portland, Ore., Catherine Edwards (Larry) of Owingsville, Ky., Ronald Harrison of Denver, and Timothy Harrison of Denver, grandchildren Melissa Spence (David), Eric Holfelder, Heather Adams (Jeremy), Amy Box (David), Whitney Harrison, Tabitha Harrison, Christie Watson (James), Lisa Martin (Randy), and Sarah Edwards and nine great-grandchildren, Haley Spence, Anna Elizabeth and Samuel Adams, Ethan Box, Savanah Harrison, Jordan and Kylie Elkins, Leah and Drake Martin. Mary is survived by a special niece and nephews who were very close to her - Della Auvil (Danny), Danny Miller (Arlene), and Tony Miller (Francis). Mary was also very close to Della’s daughters Jennifer and Lisa and their children. She is also survived by several other nieces and nephews that live in other states.
Mary raised her family at Belfry, Ky., and then moved to Williamson, where she also made many lifelong friends. She moved to Owingsville, Ky., when Cathy moved there and lived there until she could no longer live alone. After a brief stay in a nursing home there she went to stay with Elaine in Alabama and then with Connie in Colorado. Her health continued to decline and she spent her last days in a nursing home in Colorado.
She will always be lovingly remembered by her family as the strong woman who held the family together. She never met a stranger and would help anyone in need. She loved children and enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren until her death. She will be sadly missed and always remembered with great love and admiration. We know she is enjoying being with her parents, brothers, and friends in Heaven and we look forward to the day we can see her again.