MaeLynn's Final Resting Place

MaeLynn's Final Resting Place
I went over to the cemetery the day after Memorial Day. You can tell she was so loved...and still is.

MaeLynn's Hummingbird Box

MaeLynn's Hummingbird Box
MaeLynn and Andy have been having a lot of fun getting into their artistic sides lately. This is one of MaeLynn's projects from this fall.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Funeral Saturday February 5th 2011

This is a rough draft of MaeLynn's obituary. Tomorrow you can find the real deal at

MaeLynn Kartchner Harris

MaeLynn Kartchner Harris, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and friend, passed away quietly at home on January 31, 2011 from neuroendocrine cancer.

MaeLynn was born April 11, 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents are Jerry and Marie Kartchner of Cottonwood Heights. She lived in Salt Lake until graduating from Brighton High in 1998. She then went on to Utah State University in Logan, graduating in 2002. Logan has been her home ever since.

She married Andrew Lee Harris of North Logan on June 22, 2001 in the Jordan River Temple and has five children: Kendall(8) , Ellie(6), Triston(4), Sawyer(4), and Abigail(3).

MaeLynn was an amazingly sweet person who brought joy to whomever she met. She loved painting, being outdoors, and being around other people. She served faithfully in multiple callings in the LDS church and worked hard to love her children and teach them to choose the right. Her absence will create a hole in many lives, but we are grateful she is not suffering anymore.

She is preceded in death by 3 grandparents. She is survived by her Grandmother Hanks; her parents, Jerry and Marie; sister, Jamie; husband, Andrew; children, Kendall, Ellie, Triston, Sawyer, Abigail; parents-in-law, Pamela and Lee Harris; brother and sister-in-law, Shane Harris and Jamie Harris Norton; biological parents, Andy and Lori Reese; biological brother and sisters, Devan, Jaide, and Tonia.

There will be a viewing on Friday, February 4th from 6-8 pm at the Nelson funeral home at 162 E. 400 N. in Logan.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 11:30 to 12:30 at the LDS church at 792 N. 500 E. in Logan. The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be at the North Logan Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed at


  1. Dear Family & Friends of Maelynn - I'm so sorry to hear about her very difficult journey. I am a bit older than her, but we were neighbors as kids and I love their family. Her mom used to accompany me when I'd sing. Hugs and warm wishes to all. She will surely be missed.

  2. I used to babysit maelynn she was always so sweet
    I ran into her at the grocery store about three years ago up in Logan. This young woman came up to me and asked me if I was a Davis. I replied yes how do you know? she then told me who she was
    and that she was married and had five children. I was amazed at what a beautiful woman she had become Im so sorry to hear of her passing may heavenly father comfort you in your loss at this time. Im praying for all of you

  3. I also used to babysit Maelynn and Jamie, they were a pleasure to tend. I remember Maelynn was always so sweet and loving. My heart goes out to all of you. Such a beautiful little family. Thank you for being a part of our lives so many years ago. It is interesting the path our lives cross and the way everyone helps make who we are. Thank you.
    May the comforter be with you and your loss at this time.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about MaeLynn. Mae Lynn and I were in the same stake growing up and went to school together. MaeLynn always had a smile on her face. When i think of her now I can picture that great smile of hers. Mae Lynn was always nice to everyone, I don't know if that girl had a mean bone in her body. The last time I saw Mae Lynn was at our 10 yr reunion and sure enough she still had that contagious smile on her face. To her children I want you to know that if there were more people on this earth like your mom the world would be a much kinder and better place. You have one amazing angel watching over you. I hope and pray that the Lord will comfort you at this time. I am very sorry for your loss.

  5. Beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes. Love you Mae! What a beautiful picture of her :)