Jeniel Nyman Harris passed away June 10, 2011, in peace at her home.
Jeniel was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sept. 27, 1937, the first-born daughter of Rodney and Ardella Nyman. She attended Logan High School in Logan, Utah, and graduated in 1955. Her passion for learning led her to enroll in college after her family was grown, and she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a B.A. in fine arts in 1990.
She dedicated her life to her family, her art and the beauty of the natural world around her. She touched the lives and hearts of all she met, but especially her family with whom she shared herself fully.
Jeniel is survived by her best friend and husband of 55 years, Phil Harris; her three children and their spouses, Cydne (Steve) Bell, Barton (Cathy) Harris and Jann (Kraige) Kinney; five beautiful granddaughters who were the light of her life, Ashley Walden, Whitney (Ryan) Beard and Morgan Bell, and Meredith and Annabelle Kinney; and two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Makenna Walden. She is also survived by her beloved siblings, Brent (Ellen) Nyman, Sue (Ken) Borchert, Ted (Jan) Nyman and Anita (Kim) Watts.
Jeniel was an artist, gourmet cook, musician, CU buff, avid reader, high alpine gardener and, most of all, a fine mother. Her membership in the LDS Church was very important to her and a source of great strength, especially during her brave struggle with cancer in the last months of her life.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, June 17, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Frisco, Colo. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 20, at the Logan Cemetery in Logan, Utah. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a contribution be made to Bristlecone Hospice Services, PO Box 1327, Frisco, CO 80443.