Harry W. Ide, 86, of Copperas Cove, TX passed away on July 31, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, August 6, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church, 704 ML King Jr. Drive in Copperas Cove, TX.
Harry was born on October 26, 1931, in Brooklyn, CT to the late Russell and Laura Burgess Ide. He graduated from Wilsonville High School in CT in 1949. Harry met Beverly Dauley in 1955 while he was serving in the US Army and they married on January 14, 1956, in Sharon Springs, NY. Harry served in the US Army for 30 years and was in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts serving two tours. He received many awards for his military service including the bronze star. Harry joined the First Presbyterian Church in 1975 when his family first moved to Copperas Cove. After retiring in 1980 from the army, he completed his associate’s degree and started a new career as a tax preparer. Harry continued to assist his clients with tax preparation for over 35 years until his death. He enjoyed spending summers with family in upstate New York every year.
Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Ide in 2014; a daughter, Marietta Frew in 2005; and two sisters and one brother.
Harry is survived by his daughter, Laura Peterson and her husband, Mark; son, Russell Ide and his wife, Shirley; son-in-law, Steven Frew; 8 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Harry touched the lives of many people through his generosity, passion, warm personality, and genuine caring for the well-being of others. He was a devoted husband of 54 years, a dedicated father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was also and a proud patriot and dedicated follower of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 704 ML King Jr. Drive in Copperas Cove, TX 76522.