Longtime Westport resident, Bert Arvil Harrison, 88, passed away on February 21, 2012, at Grays Harbor Hospital. He was born on October 23, 1923, in Miles City, Montana.
Bert married Dorothy Perkins on July 10, 1971, in Bellevue, Wash.
He served in World War II in Europe and then resided in the Seattle area for many years. Bert drove bus for Seattle Transit for 32 years, taking early retirement in January of 1978, when he and Dorothy moved to Westport.
Bert loved to fish and hunt with his three boys. He was a charter member of the Westport South Beach Historical Society, helping to get the society started. He was also a life member of Westport South Beach VFW Post #3057 and was serving as a Club and House committee trustee at the time of his death.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, Dorothy; Bert is survived by three sons, William and Gretchen Harrison of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Geoffery Harrison of Seattle and John and Angie Harrison of Seattle; two granddaughters, Heather Bowman and Hannah Harrison as well as a great-grandson, Forrest, also survive him. Both of his parents are deceased.
A remembrance service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Westport VFW Post Home. The Post Home is located at 211 E. Pacific Ave. in uptown Westport.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Westport South Beach Historical Society, P.O. Box 1074, Westport, WA 98595-1074.