Clinton Small Harris


Clinton Small Harris

1917 – 2010

POLAND — Clinton Small Harris, 92, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 13.

He was born Aug. 28, 1917, at the family home in Auburn, the third child of Edward Ezekiel and Carrie (Small) Harris. He graduated from Edward Little High School in 1935.

In 1938, he married Bertha Caldwell of Auburn. They lived for a short time in Damariscotta before moving to Wiscasset. He worked on the construction crew for Mason Station in Wiscasset and was then employed at CMP to bring the plant on line. Mrs. Harris went home to be with her Lord in 1977. He retired from CMP after 37 years in 1979.

In 1981, he married Barbara (Allen) Lamson. They lived together in Portland until her children had completed high school, then had a home built near his old homestead on Beech Hill Road in Auburn. They later moved to Mechanic Falls and finally back to Poland to be nearer to his beloved family. He was dearly loved by his three children, four stepchildren, eight grandchildren, three stepchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Portland for more than 50 years.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara of Poland; his son Edward and his wife, Nadia of Alexandria, Va.; his twin daughters, Brenda Sue and her husband, George McCabe, of Warrenton, Ore., and BettyLou and her husband, Donald Colban, of Auburn; his stepdaughter, Jayne and her husband, Joseph Redman, of Portland; his stepsons, Philip Lamson and his wife, Julie, of Standish, Bill Lamson and his wife, Stacey, of Westbrook and Bob Lamson and his wife, Dawna, of Portland; his grandsons, Michael and his wife, Sue, of London, England, Thomas Colban and his wife, Joy, of Epping, N.H., and Lanny Hatt and Kacey, of Astoria, Ore.; his granddaughters, Karen and her partner, Zita Fields, of San Diego, Calif., Leila and her husband, Andy Fielding, of Vancouver, B.C., Lorie and her husband, Steve Dolinsky, of Nyack, N.Y., and Tracie Lynn and her husband, Rick Raterman, of Gearhart, Ore.; his stepgrandchildren, Julian Redmand of Portland and Andrew and Stephanie Lamson of Westbrook; and his 20 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Bertha; his brothers, Raymond and Willard; his sisters, Louise and Thelma; and his grandson, Timothy Hatt.