March 21, 1943 – June 27, 2020
Estes Park resident Michael Harris died at his home Saturday evening June 27, 2020. He was 77 years old. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Estes Park, daughter Julie Orwick and her husband Chad of Fort Collins, CO and 3 grandchildren, Brandon, Nathan and Jessica. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and 1 daughter.
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July 1, 2020
I was so taken off guard to here about Mike,I will Miss seeing his smiling face when he would come into the Specialty Clinic. If you need anything at all please don't hesitate to reach out to me.You and Your Family will be in my Prayers.
Love & Blessings to You All,
Donna McCleary (Spec. Clinic)
July 1, 2020
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. What a great man Mike was.
I had the pleasure of working for Mike in the Office of Budgets at Colorado State University the entire time he worked there. Mike was a great boss and taught me a lot. He was such a hard worker and very methodical in his spreadsheets, graphs and budget presentations he put together. Mike left a very good road map for others to follow once he decided to retire. We still refer back to his work papers from time to time and continue to use some of the budget structure layouts he established. I talk about his work ethic and the expectations he set for others to follow to our current staff. I made him peanut brittle around the holidays every year and he was also pleased when I brought in other homemade goodies to share with the office staff of which he always participated.
One memory that sticks with me I'll mention. I can laugh about it now but it was irritating at the time. He would leave a post it note on my computer monitor either very late in the day or early in the morning (that left sticky marks that I found difficult to get off the screen). The note would say "Come see me ASAP". I was usually there late too and arrived early so couldn't figure out why the notes were necessary and before I could even get my purse and lunch put away, he was in my doorway with a data request he needed. He was always in the office before the crack of dawn and had a special relationship with the owls outside his office window.
Mike was a private person so we didn't hear too much about her personal life but Mike did talk about the great hikes he took with Carolyn and how hard she worked at the Library. He talked about his girls and grand kids and was especially proud of Julie and the fact she followed the same career path he had. He talked about his work family in Gainesville from time to time too.
My deepest sympathy to you all. Hope some great memories help you as you grieve your loss.