|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1941|
White Sulphur Springs
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2012|
Deer Lodge County
Dallas Harmon, 70, passed away March 5, 2012, at his home in Anaconda of natural causes.
Dallas Philip Harmon was born at White Sulphur Springs, on Nov. 29, 1941, to Philip and Jean Short Harmon. The family moved to Anaconda when Dallas was a small child. His father worked for the Anaconda Co.
Dallas attended school at Anaconda, but when high school rolled around, he began skipping school to hang out in the local auto body shops. The vocational education that he received there turned out to be far more valuable to him than the high school diploma would have been. He became a perfectionist auto body repairman, and it became a life's career for him. The three sons that he was to have later, grew up at his side in the auto body shops, and they also have all become professional auto body repair specialists, and auto body shop owners.
Dallas served in the Army where he was stationed in Korea. After returning to the U.S., he was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington state, where he met and married his love and life's companion Allene Schulz. They were blessed with three sons, Destry, Phillip, and Dallas Jr.
The family lived at Anaconda for a time, where Dallas was employed at the Anaconda Co. His adventurous nature took them to live in Wyoming, and Washington, and on to Alaska, where he owned and operated an auto body repair shop. In time, Dallas and Allene migrated back to the lower 48, and spent several years living at Salmon, Idaho. More recently, they moved to Anaconda and established a home. It may be one of the only homes in Anaconda to have an elevator. Dallas designed and built the elevator using garage door openers for the lifting system. Dallas was content to sit on his deck and watch the world going on around him.
Dallas loved a good hunting or camping trip, or a day with a fishing pole in his hand, and had many good stories to tell.
Dallas was preceded in death by his brother, John, in 1975, and his father, Philip, in 2011.
He is survived by his mother, Jean of Anaconda; his wife, Allene; sons, Destry of Wasilla, Alaska, Phillip and Dallas Jr. both of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters, Gloria Champine of Arivaca, Ariz., Beth (Allan) Keenan of Anaconda, and Renee (John) Siders of Spanaway, Wash.; and his grandchildren.
Created by: Carla Behrens
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
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