Vera M. (Elliott) Harrison

Born: Tue., Jan. 4, 1916
Died: Thu., Mar. 7, 2013

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Thu., Mar. 14, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 15, 2013
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Graveside Service

2:30 PM Fri., Mar. 15, 2013
Location: Olney Cemetery

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Vera Maxine (Elliott) (Moura) Harrison

Jan. 4, 1916 – March 7, 2013


Our mother, grandmother, great- and great-great-grandmother Vera Maxine (Elliott) (Moura) Harrison completed her earthly journey on March 7, 2013. 

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Thursday evening, March 14th, at 7:00 PM at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 15th, 2013, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pendleton with a luncheon to follow Mass in the Parish Hall.  Vault interment will be held Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton.  Contributions in memory of Vera may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or St. Anthony Hospice or to the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (P.A.W.S.), and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.  Send condolences online at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

She was born January 4, 1916, to William and Amelia Elliott at her grandmother’s home close to John Day, Oregon.  She was the youngest of six Elliott children.  She attended country schools in the area and graduated from high school in 1934.  Shortly after graduation she married Joseph John Moura of John Day.  They resided in John Day, where they were ranchers.   The couple had two daughters and raised them in Pendleton, Oregon, after leaving John Day to work in the “city”. 

After working hard on the ranch, our mother worked in sales, and as a bookkeeper in various Pendleton businesses.  She cared for our father when he suffered a stroke in 1962.  She also worked at the Umatilla Depot.  She was always a hard worker who cared for her family. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, her husband Joe, and husband Lonnie Harrison who died in 1987, and her son-in-law Ramon Fager.

She is survived by daughters Carmen Joy Fager of Pendleton, OR, and Judy Jo (Allen) Crowner of Pasco, WA.  She is also survived by grandchildren: Shari Crowner, Rob (Linda) Crowner, and Tim (Kathy) Crowner, all of Pasco, WA, and Jodi (Jeff) Gray of Ellensburg, WA, as well as her nine great-grandchildren: Zachary, Robin, Jacob, Cody, Chance, Lindsay and Katelin Crowner and Alison and Julie Gray, one great-great-granddaughter, Zoey Crowner, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank her neighbor Don Moore for all his help and care, and Willowbrook Terrace and St. Anthony Hospice for her end-of-life care.

Mom, we love you and wish you a wonderful journey in eternity.

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