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Zadeea Harris

Zadeea Jean Graham Harris of Aztec, New Mexico, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior, September 14, 2020, surrounded by her loving family, after a gallant five year battle with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS).

Zadeea was born August 11, 1961, in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the youngest of six children, to Stanley James Graham and LaVeda May McIlvain Graham.

After graduating High School in Bloomfield, Zadeea moved to Texas to attend college, and married the love of her life, David Harris. Upon returning to New Mexico, Zadeea became active in Daughters of the American Revolution, with a special love for genealogy research and family history. She researched approximately thirty of the family ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War. Zadeea became Regent of the local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and was elected State Regent and Honorary Regent of New Mexico, and later was elected Vice President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

During her tenure as State Regent, she established a monument to the Navajo Code Talkers which was placed at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She had a wonderful regard for the Code Talkers and all the rest of the Warriors who so willingly have insured the freedom of American over the past generations and never neglected to thank a veteran for his service to our country.

Zadeea was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend, who remembered names and made every individual feel like the most important. One brother described her as the glue that held the family together and made sure they were all present for frequent family gatherings. She will be missed by all those who knew her.

A private family memorial service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Desert Gold Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, in care of Judith Wooderson, PO Box 309, Bloomfield, NM 87413-0309; or the ALS Association, 1300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209.

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My condolences go out to my cousin David and all of his and her family's from the Stanley family! RIP!! And prayers too y'all! Love y'all!

Denna Stanley Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

I had limited contact with Zadeea with some of her DAR responsibility at the national level. She was always knowledgeable and so willingly and graciously shared her expertise and understanding. A young life gone too soon.May her family be comforted by wonderful memories and the legacy left by this lady.

Martha Zimmerman, Past Registrar General NSDAR Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

My prayer go out to her family and Dar daughters . The New Mexico box was right above us and I always enjoyed talking to the lady with the beautiful red hair. God bless you all. Nancy Legerski , honorary state regent North Dakota , we served the same term as state regent .

Nancy Legerski Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

We in Salisbury DAR Elizabeth Maxwell Steel chapter send our heart felt sympathy to you David and family in the loss of Zadeea. Chaplain Barbara Teichroew

Barbara Teichroew Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

Zadeea always greeted you with "My friend." She truly was a friend to everyone she met. No one will ever replace her in our hearts.

Meg Swanson Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy goes out to Zadeeas family. She is certainly at peace and earned her eternal reward.Bonnie Pepper CookNSDAR Past Vice President GeneralClass of 2013-2016

Bonnie Cook Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

Deepest condolences from the Montana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Leigh Haislip Spencer Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM

Zadeea indeed had the ability to make each person she met feel special. She was State Regent of the New Mexico Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution when I became active in the organization. She was such avibrant personand will be truly missed.

Sharon Hagenbuck Sep 16 2020 12:00 AM

I loved Zay and so did everyone who ever met her. She always had a smile that could lift you up no matter what your troubles may be. Hard worker and FUN to be with, especially at Continental Congress or State Conference. She leaves a hole in our hearts.

David and Lanita Harris Sep 16 2020 12:00 AM

In Memory of my precious friend Zadeea Jean Graham Harris.Jeannie Fennell

Jeannie Fennell Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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