Wayne William Harrison

February 19, 1953March 3, 2013

Wayne William Harrison, 60, passed away on March 3, 2013. He was a friend to all and will be missed dearly. Wayne was the kind of man that is an instant friend from the first smile, joke, or first meeting. He loved telling his jokes, and even if you didn’t want to laugh he found a way to bring a smile to your face. Wayne loved to golf and was an avid Monday night football watcher especially when San Diego Chargers were playing. If Wayne could have had it his way he would have cuddled with his golf clubs every night and showed his bonsai trees every day. He enjoyed learning and taking care of his bonsai trees to the point where he actually took them on a vacation to Minnesota once. Wayne was also a member of both the Scottsdale and Phoenix bonsai society. Although his life was taken too short Wayne will be remembered by his many friends left here on this earth and most importantly his family. Wayne leaves his loving wife Lori, who he married and celebrated 15 blessed years together on Valentine’s Day. His two dogs Minnie and Jack, sister Cheryl (Bill) Hylton, with niece Stacy Hylton, and nephew Tim Hylton, brother Craig Harrison, extended family, and Pat Ekvall mother-in-law. He will be rejoined on the fairways by his parents Norman and Dorthy and all of his passed beloved dogs; Snoopy, Marci, Mandy, Pepi, and Luci. Wayne was a special man to all, enduring friend, and most importantly a good guy. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday March, 7, 2013 from 6-8pm, and services on Friday March 8, 2013 at 11am.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2013

Wayne William Harrison

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cheryl hylton

March 11, 2013

I am saddened by the loss of my brother Wayne.It has left a big void in my heart.I remember how much fun we had when we visited him after I moved to K.C.Wayne loved football,golf and traveling.Then also I could not picture him singing karaoke but wish I could have seen that.His family loved him as well many good friends.He enjoyed life and was a kind brother.Wish we could have visited more before his short life was taken.Rest in Peace from your sister Cheryl and Bill,Stacy,and Tim.

March 10, 2013

I know he is playing golf and singing karaoke in heaven and reuniting with mom and dad and his dogs.Love sister Cheryl and Bill.

Jim and Tina McEown

March 9, 2013

We are saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. We will remember him fondly for his great kindnesses, joy of life, sense of humor, generosity and gentle ways. We have fun memories of California Bonsai trips with Wayne and will miss his smiling face. He was a true Gentleman and he surely left his mark on our lives. Our prayers are with all who loved him.

Lyn Searfoss

March 8, 2013

I have such good memories of your days and mine in the Scottsdale Bonsai Society. Your were so kind to new people and willing to help anyone who needed it. Bless you.

Lyn Searfoss, Santa Fe NM

Mike and Ardie Apostolos

March 8, 2013

We will deeply miss our dear friend and fellow bonsai fancier Wayne. We will always remember him for his gentle way, his humor, and the way he spoke so highly of his precious wife, Lori. Our heartfelt condolences to all the family.

Rob Cruess

March 8, 2013

We've lost a core figure from our childhood neighborhood (Fresno). I'll always remember playing football, with Wayne doing his best Fran Tarkentin impression while 3 or 4 of us trying fruitlessly to tackle him and then firing a pass as long and hard as he could or running for a TD - he loved 'deeking' us out! Those were some of the best times of my life and I'm sure his too. He'll be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lori and family.
God be with you Wayne

Chris Connally

March 8, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Wayne was a pleasure to be around. May he rest in peace.

Dave Marshall

March 7, 2013

Sad to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a favorite fan of The Real Tones and always a nice guy. Our prayers are with Lori and family. Rest in peace friend...

Araxi Hovhannessian

March 7, 2013

My condolences to the family and friends. Wayne you will be missed at the Scottsdale Bonsai Society. As a rememberance, I am potting a shohin Olive tree in the pot you gave me as a gift. Olive trees live 800-1000 years. I hope one day I get to donate it to a bonsai garden as a permanent collection. May your soul rest in peace.

Larry Ziegler

March 7, 2013

My deepest sympathies to Wayne's family on the loss of Wayne. I was another one of the Holland kids who grew up with Wayne in the 60's and early 70's. I am the 2nd kid behind Wayne in Rob Cruess' birthday party how time has flown and faces have changed. Growing up, Wayne was a great guy whom I got along well with. Like most, I lost track of Wayne after adulthood began though I know he had left town working in the auto dealership industry. To my knowledge, Wayne is the first of the Holland kids to depart before their time clock should have expired. I vividly remember Wayne's first car, the 63 Studebaker he bought for $50. As I recall it didn't run very long after he bought it. He then acquired a red Chevy pickup that all of us on the block would climb in the back of, as I remember one of our travels taking us to Riverside Golf Course, where we would climb around the underneath portion of the tressel that spanned the San Joaquin River. I can also recall Wayne's Fran Tarkenton type scrambling moves in our neighborhood football games....he was thin wirery built guy back then. My best to his close friends and family he leaves behind as I know he will be missed.