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Eileen Harrison

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Eileen Harrison

Eileen Harrison, age 87, a wonderful mother, passed away January 7, 2018. Eileen was known for her quick wit, her spirited nature, and her love of family and friends. At the time of her passing, she resided at North Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Albuquerque, NM.

Eileen Harrison was born on October 12, 1930 in Oklahoma City to Eula Mae and Gus Luster. She married Orval Harrison on October 22, 1949, in Oklahoma City. Both were born and raised in Oklahoma City, graduated from high school and attended college there. They moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1968 from Oklahoma City. She and Orval owned H&H Building Products, a building products brokerage firm in the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Eileen worked in advertising for a number of years and then took on a career in nursing, specializing in adolescent psychiatric care through the 1970s. She went back into public relations, and started "Ideas by Eileen", a print- advertising, and catering business. In 1990, she added a job as a sales representative and staff writer for Restaurant News of the Rockies, a food service/hospitality industry publication of Denver. She and Orval co-founded the NM Carriage Association in 1981. They traveled throughout the United States and to several different countries. Eileen's favorite trip was a cruise on the Mississippi Queen from New Orleans to Tennessee to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Orval; and her son, David Harrison. She is survived by her daughter, Dana Powell, in Fresno, CA. Dana is married to Robert Powell. They have two children, Michael and Laura and three grandchildren, Charlotte, Phoebe, and Felicity. Eileen has two grandsons, Kris and Steven Harrison. Steven is married to Veronica Harrison. Eileen has four great-grandchildren, Ashley Harrison, Jessalynn Harrison, Wesley Harrison, and Jeffrey Chantler.

Services will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at FRENCH â€" University. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Eileen at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 9, 2018
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