Lawrence "Larry" Arden Harris
April 7, 1941 - August 28, 2021
Son, brother, friend, cousin, uncle, veteran, husband, father, clock repairman, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Larry was a loving and devoted father and husband. He had a "heart of gold" and brought joy and warmth to so many lives.
Lawrence "Larry" Arden Harris, 80 years old, passed away in Boise, ID on August 28, 2021 of natural causes.
Larry was born April 7, 1941 in Boise, ID to Arden Eugene Harris and Anna Parani. He was the eldest of his two other brothers, Ken Harris, and Don Harris. He graduated from high school at St. Teresa's Academy in 1959. He then completed one year of studies at Boise Junior College (now called Boise State University).
Larry then joined the Army National Guard and became an Avionics Mechanic. Eventually he was offered early retirement, which he accepted. He still had a desire to continue mechanical work, and after a conversation with his mother he decided to become the sole proprietor of his own business as a clock repairman at "Arden's Clock Shop," located in Boise, ID. He named his business in honor of his late father, who also had a natural talent for mechanical repairwork. His father was the service manager for a calculator company and also owned a typewriter shop in Boise. Clock repairwork is very similar, and his mother told him that "If your father can do it, then so can you." Larry taught himself how to repair clocks, and soon became an expert in the industry. He had a natural curiousity about mechanical things. He enjoyed the challenge of repairwork and found it very rewarding. It became a literal round-the-clock learning experience.
Larry then met Ashraf "Ashie" Alidjani while playing pool at a downtown pub. They soon fell in love and got married on March 20, 1982 at the Red Lion Hotel in downtown Boise. They later had two children, Sarah and Amanda. Ashie later passed away on September 18, 2000 from Leukemia complications.
After Ashie passed away Larry devoted the rest of his life to his family, faith, friends, and work. He was a hard-working, caring, gentle, jovial, loving, and warm spirit. He always had a smile on his face and would stretch out a helping hand to anyone who needed it. To Larry, love and kindness was not something you had to earn, it was just freely given. Larry was happiest being surrounded by good food, conversation, music, and company. Now he will be the happiest he has ever been, enjoying perpetual love and joy in heaven with Ashie, his loving wife, who has been waiting 21 years for him.
Larry is survived by his four daughters, Brenda Lucchessi, Lisa Pattan, Sarah Harris, and Amanda Harris. He is also survived by his brother Ken Harris, grandson Devan Lucchesi, granddaughter Lacey Henning, and great-granddaughter Emarosa Lucchesi. Larry is preceded in death by both of his parents, brother Don Harris, and devoted and loving wife Ashraf "Ashie" Harris.
Please join us for the funeral service at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel at 10am Friday, September 17th. Viewing will be held one hour prior. Burial will follow the funeral at Cloverdale Cemetary. For a livestream of the funeral service visit www.aldenwaggoner.com/larryharris .