Harriet was born on July 5, 1936 in Stewart, NV, but she spent her younger years living in Independence
and Big Pine, CA. Harriet eventually settled down in Bishop, CA after she married Samuel Delmar
Harrison. Together they had four children and Harriet had one child from a previous marriage.
Harriet was most known for being “Mrs. Harrison” or “Teacher Harriet” since she spent most of her
years working in preschools in the Owens Valley. Harriet also dedicated her time being a foster parent
for 20 or so years after the death of her husband Sam in 1988. Harriet eventually retired from teaching
and shortly began working for Great Steps Ahead as a Child Interventionist working with children under
the age of three who had a developmental delay.
Harriet loved children, especially her children, her many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
In her spare time, Harriet spent hours working on crafting projects, making cards with her many stamps,
creating stain glass art, going to the local thrift shops, and weaving baskets at the annual Basket
Weavers Association gatherings.
Harriet is preceded in death by her parents, Hazel Smith and Arthur Richards, her brothers Eldred
Richards, Merton Richards, Carl Richards, and Don Richards, and her daughter Sandra Harrison.
She is survived by her sister Marion Richards, her children Tab Andrade, Glenn Harrison, Arnold
Harrison, Karen Harrison, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 19th at 12pm at Brune Mortuary in Bishop, CA. Burial will
follow at the Pioneer Cemetery on West Line Street. There will also be a reception with food at the First