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Billy James Harrison

Born: 11/23/1980, Moab, Utah
Death: 11/6/2013, Moab, Utah
Viewing: 11/10/2013 6:00 TO 8:00 PM, , Spanish Valley Mortuary
Service: 11/11/2013, 11:00 am, Moab LDS Stake Center
Interment: 11/11/2013, 1:00 pm, , Sunset Memorial Gardens

Billy James Harrison was born on November 23rd 1980 in Moab, Utah, to two loving parents, Peter George Harrison and Wendy Beth Walker-Tibbetts. When Billy was four years old, the growing family moved to Grand Junction, Co. where they lived for about 10 years before moving back to Moab. As a teen Billy worked as a dishwasher and busboy at the family restaurant. As Billy grew older he hungered for a trade working outdoors. During this period he worked as a stonemason with his stepfather James and as a heavy equipment operator. Billy’s talents operating a dozer were unmatched and he mastered his craft at a young age. He impressed and amazed his clients with his ability to finish a road to perfection without the need of a road grader. Billy was never afraid to work hard and embraced making a living the blue collar way.

Billy met Jennifer Thiboutot in the winter of 2002. It was love at first sight and the two quickly became inseparable. On July 16th 2005 they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Joshua Peter Harrison.

Billy was an avid outdoorsman. His grandfather Jimmy Walker taught him everything he knew about hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. The wealth of knowledge passed onto Billy from Jimmy was put to good use throughout his life. Billy’s exceptional talents as a hunter and explorer/gatherer were an incredible sight. Above all else Billy loved being with his family and if asked, he would not hesitate to say his greatest achievement was his son Josh. Billy was a great brother, son, and friend. He loved his family passionately and everyone he touched during his walk on earth will dearly miss the radiance of his heart. The legacy left behind by Billy’s life will be a pleasure and a challenge for his friends and family to carry.

A Funeral Service was held Monday November 11, 2013 at 11:00 at the Moab LDS Stake Center. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Tributes

11/10/2013 - Billy was a very special young man and he will always be close to my heart. When Joshua was born, I was able to fly out and visit with Billy and Jennifer. Jennifer's Mom, Donna Sprague and I stayed at their home in Moab. This was our first time out west and Billy was a wonderful host. He took me hiking and I will never forget the experience of being in a place so vast and magnificent. Billy was an outdoor guy for sure. Love Aunt Jackie Merrimack NH - Jackie Alukonis

11/10/2013 - Some of my memorable experiences with Billy James Harrison was how proud he looked when he introduced his son Joshua to me. During that visit I remember how excited he was in taking my sister Jackie,myself,Jenn,Joshua to see the many sights that Moab had to offer. During the trip I also met his very nice family members who treated Jackie and I really well. I will miss Billy. He was always full of energy,extremely outgoing,zest for life. You could tell that he always loved Joshua. Love You,Donna Sprague Manchester,NH - Donna Sprague

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