Jack Andrew Harlan

Harlan web picJune 1914 ~ Nov. 2014

Jack Harlan, 100, of Hilmar, passed away at Bel-Air Lodge in Turlock after a short illness. Jack was born in Hazelton, Missouri. When he was 5 years old, the family moved by railroad to Oklahoma and they farmed. He attended schools in Oklahoma. After the depression he married Geneva Moore and they moved to California. He did farm work, drove a truck during the World War II era, and also did factory work. When he learned carpentry, Jack knew he had found the work he could love. He was a union carpenter for 30 years until his retirement in 1976. His wife Geneva passed away in 1985. In 1987 he married Doris Spitzen Watson of Hilmar. They were married 18 years before her passing in 1995. During that time Jack learned to enjoy gardening.

Jack is the last survivor of the 9 siblings. He was also preceded in death by two children, Shirley Ruth Morrow and Michael David Harlan. He is survived by his two sons Jack E. (Carole) Harlan and Jim (Cheryl) Harlan, both of Turlock, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great-grandchildren. He leaves a rich heritage for his family.

Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, November 13th from 4 to 6 pm. A Graveside Service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park on Friday, November 14th at 11 am. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.

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