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Rhys Miles Harriman

January 15, 1960 - June 6, 2013
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Rhys Miles Harriman passed away in a tragic accident on Wednesday, June 6, 2013. He was born on January 15, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Ann Rees Harriman and Charles Palmer Harriman of Falmouth, Maine. Rhys was a loving husband, son, father, uncle, brother, and friend. He graduated from Falmouth High School in Falmouth, Maine in 1978 and received his BA in business in 1982 from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. He was an avid backcountry skier and windsurfer. He worked for several outdoor companies such as Teton Mountaineering, Life Link and Teton Gravity Research in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and most recently, the...
Rhys Miles Harriman passed away in a tragic accident on Wednesday, June 6, 2013. He was born on January 15, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Ann Rees Harriman and Charles Palmer Harriman of Falmouth, Maine. Rhys was a loving husband, son, father, uncle, brother, and friend. He graduated from Falmouth High School in Falmouth, Maine in 1978 and received his BA in business in 1982 from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.
He was an avid backcountry skier and windsurfer. He worked for several outdoor companies such as Teton Mountaineering, Life Link and Teton Gravity Research in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and most recently, the Gorge Surf Shop in Hood River, Oregon. He was a licensed real estate appraiser for Rocky Mountain Appraisals in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
He coached soccer, ice hockey and worked as a dorm parent at Red Top, a residential treatment center for young boys in Wilson, Wyoming. He was a fervent environmentalist who was committed to maintaining the trails on which he loved to ride and testing the quality of the water of the Columbia River through his volunteer work at Riverkeepers.
Rhys was a loving and enthusiastic father; always willing to jump whole heartedly into every aspect of his children's lives. He was also a wonderful friend - he listened to people's tribulations with a sympathetic ear and greeted everyone with an affable smile. His determination was astounding in that he could be found sailing with a smile on his face loving any wind condition that allowed him to be on the water. He and his wife, Kelly, enjoyed spending the winter months in Baja, California windsurfing and exploring the peninsula. Everywhere he went, Baja, Jackson Hole, Hood River Oregon, and Maine he had wonderful friends who appreciated his love for life and his enthusiasm for the outdoors.
Rhys is survived by his wife, Kelly Dennis; sons, Tobin and Dillon Dennis; his father, Charles Palmer Harriman; his sisters and brothers in law, Melinda Harriman and John Barry of Littleton, CO; Katrina Harriman Conde and Juan Conde of New Canaan, CT; his brother and partner, Graham Harriman and Scott Kirkham of New York City; and his nieces and nephew, Kendall Harriman Hartzell, Haley Harriman Conde and Jesse Harriman Barry. He was predeceased by his mother, Ann Rees Harriman.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 P.M. at the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, ME. Another Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Washington State.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Red Top Meadow School, PO Box 290, Wilson, WY 83014 or Columbia Riverkeepers, Hood River Office, 111 Third Street, Hood River, OR 97031.
Care for Rhys and his family has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland, ME. To leave messages of condolence and view photographs please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com

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"Jane and lee Auchincloss were college friends of Rhys and we are shocked and saddened to learn of his death. our wishes are for a world of happy memories..." Jane Auchincloss (Yarmouth, ME)

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