Sgt. Blake A. Harris, 22, born April 25, 1984, in Denver, passed away March 5, 2007, serving his country, in the U.S. Army, in Iraq. Survived by his wife, Joanna Harris; son, Jonah Harris, both of the family home; mother, Deborah Harris of Pueblo; father, John Harris of Denver; grandparents, Lowell P. (Kathryn) Compton of Monte Alto, Texas and John and Erma Slovak of Pueblo; aunt, Kathleen Barber of Austin, Texas; uncle, Lowell F. Compton of Denver; parents-in-law, Larry and Linda Wagner of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Nick Wagner; sister-in-law, Leslie Wagner; good friend, Michael Reese; numerous other friends; and all fellow comrades still serving in Iraq. Blake was loved by all who knew him and had a personality that would light up the room! Those wishing to pay their respects may do so from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Concluding services at Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum with full military honors by Ft. Carson Mountain Post Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I am deeply saddened by your loss of Blake. I lost my son when he was 23 so I share the pain you feel. God bless you and comfort you.

  2. Debbie,
    I haven’t seen you or Blake in some time and when my daughter Krystal told me about Blake’s death I was shocked. I am so very very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. With heartfelt sympathy–Kathryn Smith

  3. Debbie Harris and Family,
    Dear Harris family, I would first like to share my condolences to all of Blake’s family after a very tough loss of a wonderful and humble young man. My prayers and thoughts are with the Harris family always. I had the honor of sharing time as a high school friend of Blake’s. Thanks to Blake we had a lot of good times to share in Junior ROTC and at South. Blake was the most comical, honorable person I have ever met and he will be deeply missed. The memories that stay with me about Blake was that he had a heart of gold, gave his all and always had everyone smiling no matter what was going on. I just wanted the Harris family to know that I am much honored to have had the pleasure of knowing such a wonderful friend. Blake will always be a true hero in my heart!
    Truly,
    Krystal(Carrero)Batt

  4. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family of Sgt. Harris. He will never be forgotten. He will always be a hero!
    Mother of SSG Justin L. Vasquez, KIA Baghdad, Iraq 06/05/05.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about the death of Blake. He was a fine young man. It has been a long time since I’ve seen him and it is a shame I didn’t know him better. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Our life plan is only known by GOD and we who are less selfish with our own lives do great things at our own expense. May the goodness and selflessness that you have shown be rewarded by GODs kindness and love. Jesus said to his deciples before ascending into heaven…”Know that I will always be with you, even till the end of time” so look forward to that day when you shall see them both welcoming you into his Kingdom. How wonderful will that day be….thank you for rasing such a fine young man and a great Husband and father.
    Greg

  7. blake..ive known you since the early years at hellbeck..u were always a great friend and i will miss you deeply it was truely an honor to have gotten to be in your presence and have known u

  8. My deepest sympathy to you all. May you gain solace and peace in the knowledge that Blake’s memory will live on in many different ways. I will always remember his big smile and his pranks from 7th grade Social Studies at Pitts Middle School.

  9. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your families. Blake, I will remember you always as a friend and a brother. You made my tour in Iraq one that will never be forgotten. To this day I still talk about you and times shared while we were in Iraq. When the news came of your passing I died inside. I make this promise to you …. That I will fight the fight until it is through and I will honor you with every breath that i take. You are and always will be a true friend, soldier, and hero. Thank you for all you laughter and strength. I love ya man … Love OSO. To Johanna and Jonah: Your husband and father is a true inspiration and hero. To all who knew him, knew that you both were the shining stars in his life.

  10. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your families. Blake, I will remember you always as a friend and a brother. You made my tour in Iraq one that will never be forgotten. To this day I still talk about you and times shared while we were in Iraq. When the news came of your passing I died inside. I make this promise to you …. That I will fight the fight until it is threw and I will honor you with every breath that i take. You are and always will be a true friend, soldier, and hero. Thank you for all you laughter and strength. I love ya man … Love OSO. To Johanna and Johna: Your husband and father is a true inspiration and hero. To all who knew him, knew that you both were the shining stars in his life.

  11. Debbie – We haven’t visitied for a while, but I met you thru a singles group some time back. I just want you to know that I am so sorry for your loss. May you find serenity in your life soon.

  12. Joanna, I met you once at Virgie Gianetto’s jewelry party. Seth was going to try to make it here from Loveland, but isn’t sure if he can get off work. Our heartfelt condolences to you and Blake’s parents.

  13. Blake was proud of being in the service. He was proud of his country and you can be proud of him. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Know that God is with you too. Love Julia

  14. Joanna, Jonah, and family,

    My thoughts are with you in your time of loss. I know Blake brought a lot of happiness to your lives. May God watch over you and comfort you. I will keep you in my prayers.

  15. Debbie and family,
    As a single mother of three sons your loss feels like mine. I know that Blake is now your angel,and that of his wife and son. Time and faith will ease the pain of your loss, but you already know that because your faith is so strong.
    From my father Ralph, my son Chris,and especially Jonathan and myself, we are very sorry for your loss.
    Your friend , Lynn

  16. Debbie,So very sorry for the Lost of your “Hero”,Blake. Thank You for letting him keep us all save;just know that he is watching over you and his Family now. I know that the angel,s are “HAPPY”. It’s been along time,hope too see you Friday.

    God is Love!!
    Sandra {Spoon} Collins
    Route#1 Box 9
    Goodwell,Oklahoma
    73939

  17. Dear Deborah Harris & Family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in our prayers and look to God to find the strength that you need to get thru this. He will bring you thru and keep you safe.
    May God Bless You and Keep You
    James & Cheslea Collins
    Son & Daughter-in-law of Sandra Spoon-Collins

  18. I am truly sorry for your loss. My husband is also a member of 1st Cav 3rd Brigade serving in Iraq. I pray for your son and husband and continue to pray for the entire brigade.

  19. I am so sorry to hear of Blake’s death in service to our country. I thank God for the men and women who serve our country in this way and risk their lives to fight for our freedom and protection. I’m sure you are very proud of him, but I’m sure he will also be missed very much. God Bless you all. Jeanne Linn

  20. Dear Debbie and Family,

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Blake, but his smile is still the same. Blake’s smile and laughter will always be in our family’s memory. Babysitting Blake was one of my first jobs and I’m glad to see he grew up so well. He lived for others in a way that inspires me. His heroism and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

    With Sincere Sympathy,

    Amber Tafoya

    “The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them…” Montaigne.

  21. Although we don’t know you personally, we wanted to share this prayer with you. “Lord hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.”

  22. Debbie,we have been out of contact.
    it’s Paula Widener. Iam sorry for your loss. he was a hero, all of them our. it is hard to say any that will make you or his family feel better. I would like you to know that all of you our in my prayers. MAY GOD BLESS YOU. Paula Widener.

  23. Remembering the fun days in the Rosita Mountains where my grandson Erik and your precious Blake played as children. I can still hear their laughter as they rode their bikes down the hill together and how they loved to explore the mountains. We are all so blessed for having known Blake. May God comfort you.

  24. To my dear friend Debbie and her family and Blake’s wife.
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. It is harder to find comfort when it was so unexpeceted. I pray that the Lord will comfort you and ease your aching heart. We all don’t always understand why we lose those we love, but find comfort knowing that Blake is not gone forever we will see him again when the veil is lifted. Blake honorably completed his life’s mission here on earth and is now serving an even greater purpose with our Lord and Saviour. I will miss his bright smile and laughter. My deepest condolences and sympathy. Always, Stacey Tew

  25. We will all miss you. Thanks for all that you did. You will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

  26. With our sincere condolences. We loved Blake and will never forget him. He is our hero!
    Pete, Patsy & Brian Thompson

  27. What seems to be many years ago but in reality very few, I had Blake in my drama class.

    His soul illuminated his surroundings.

    My deepest condolences to his family.

  28. As a Vietnam Vet from Pueblo and a South High graduate I mourn all of our soldiers deaths and wish to pass my condoolences to the Harris family. I don’t have the words to say that would make anyone feel better but Blake is now in a much better place alothough you’ll miss your son and husband very much. I’m also a local real estate appraiser and if you ever have aneed for a hnome appriaisal I’m offering my services for free. Thank You and may God be with you and mya Cpl. Blake A. Harris rest in peace as a HERO. “ALL WARRIOR’S GO TO HEAVEN”.

  29. We would like to share our condolonces to all of Blakes family after a very tough loss of a wonderful young man and soldier – for he kept our country free and safe. It was a great unexpected HONOR to serve as a Patriot Guard – at his funeral. May GOD Bless you and comfort you always.

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10

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