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Annabett J. Harry

Annabett J. Harry

Oct 19, 1923 - Dec 31, 2007
Funeral services for Annabett J. Harry of Riverton will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. A viewing will precede at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dale Adams will officiate. The Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service.

Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Mrs. Harry died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation Care Center at the age of 84.

Annabett J. Whitten was born in Loco, Okla., on Oct. 29, 1923, the daughter of James R. and Bertha (Tucker) Whitten. She was graduated from Loco High School in 1940. While attending public school, she received numerous awards for perfect attendance, spelling, and was a member of the junior/senior play cast and Glee Club.

On March 27, 1943, she married USMC T/Sgt. David D. "D.W." Harry, Jr., in Memphis, Tenn. During more than 64 years together, they lived in numerous states but finally called Wyoming "home."

Mrs. Harry was a mother and homemaker. She retired from Fremont School District 25 as a cook at Ashgrove Elementary School in Riverton. During her time at Ashgrove, she and the other cooks entertained many children with their costumes for the various holidays.

Her family said Mrs. Harry enjoyed collecting antiques, writing poetry, various crafts, bowling, playing cards, cooking, boating, camping, and fishing. She also had a special love for the old hymns and loved to work with children as a Methodist Sunday School teacher and Cub Scout Den Mother.

Mrs. Harry was a member and held various offices in the Riverton Chapter 21 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Wyoming, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Riverton Rebekah Lodge 25, and Ladies Auxiliary Patriarchs Militant IOOF. In January of 1985, Mrs. Harry was appointed by the State of Maine Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star to be the Grand Representative of Maine in Wyoming. Also during that year, she received the Decoration of Chivalry from the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Mrs. Harry is survived by her husband of 64 years, David Harry of Riverton; son, Dan Harry and his wife Becky of Montana; daughter, Darla Wood and her husband Bill of Riverton; five grandsons, Zachariah Harry of Montana, M/Sgt. Aaron Harry and his wife Tisha of Texas, Danny Wood and his fiancée Ashley of Riverton, Sgt. James Wood and his wife Jesse of North Carolina, and Todd Wood of Riverton; four great grandchildren, Whitney and Becca Harry of Texas, Jacob Wood of North Carolina, and Davin Wood of Riverton; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bertha Whitten, and granddaughter, Shannon Harry.

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