Del Norte Resident Kitty Harriman Passes Away

Kitty Harriman passed away on June 28, 2011. She was the oldest of nine children and lived most of her life in Del Norte County, where she and her husband Dale raised their children, and later their grandchildren.

In her younger years, Kitty was a waitress, then a welder during World War II. Later she was employed as a bank teller, working at the Crescent City branch of Bank of America.

When Kitty and Dale married, she was able to stay at home as a homemaker. As the children got older, she became very involved in scouting with her son and daughter.

She started out as a den mother for Boy Scouts and a Brownie troop leader for the Girl Scouts. Her volunteer and service work with scouting ended up becoming a major part of her life, and she also ended up becoming an Explorer Post leader.

Kitty also held the position of Assistant District Commissioner for the Del Norte District Scouting Area Council for over 35 years. Her effort, dedication, and commitment to the area’s youth can still be seen in our community today and will always be felt by those lives that she touched.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dale, her brother Frank Gochanour, and sisters Faith Lear and Iris Garvett. She is survived by her sisters, Annice Nelson, and Anna Campbell, as well as her brothers Leon Gochanour, Claude Wyland, and Clarence Wyland. She is also survived by her son and daughter, Donald Charles Maynard II, Jacqueline Roberta Maynard.


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