‘Dru’ Harris of Edwards, 1952-2006
Drusilla Carter Harris of Edwards died Sunday at Vail Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
‘Dru,’ as she was known, was born Feb. 2, 1952, in Dallas, the daughter of George B. and Elizabeth Carter Harris. After graduating from Wellsville High School in New York and attending St. Lawrence University, she studied and participated in theater in New York City for several years before moving to Colorado in 1975.
In Vail, Harris was a ski instructor and an accomplished horsewoman. She won man Western States championships with her horse, Boomer. Harris traveled extensively t participate in equestrian activities around the world.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Betty and Bob Taylor of Hilton Head,
S.C.; brothers George (Mary) of Alfred, N.Y., Donald (Joyce) of Aspen, Christopher of Boulder, and Jeffry (Leslie) of Greenwich, Conn.; her aunt, Elizabeth O. Harris of Wellsville, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private service will be held in Vail this week and a memorial mass will be performed at 11 a.m., Thursday, at Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, N.Y.
Memorial suggestions include the charity of one’s choice or the SPCA.
Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado