Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 15, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 15, 2022 2 AROUND SIERRA MADRE Mountain View News Saturday, January 15, 2022 2 AROUND SIERRA MADRE 
MINER HARKNESS (continued from page 1) 

He took pride in teaching his grandchildren and great-
grandchildren to shoot, fish, drive, build, and work. Many of 
us learned to clear a chamber, tie a fly, clean a fish, and direct 
a dog at Poppy’s knee. But most deeply, Poppy taught us to live 
with humor, strength, and passion, to try anything and when 
we did to devote ourselves to it fully. Poppy took nothing for 
granted. He was a good man and a good friend. He was loved, 
by his wife and his family, by his friends, by everyone who knew 
him. He was strong. He was funny and kind. Most of all, nothing 
changed him; he was himself, always. He leaves a hole in 
the hearts of his family and many friends who loved him deeply 
and will miss him. 

He is survived by his wife, Sara Harkness; daughters, Andrea 
Barrett and Claudine Miranda; their spouses, Mark Barrett and 
Vittorio Miranda; son, Jacques Lalanne and his spouse, Danette 

 Miner above with his wife Sara. In addi-Lalanne; son, Philippe Lalanne; niece, Lucia Nelson and her 
tion to his contributions to Sierra Madre and spouse, Jeff Nelson; six grandchildren, two great-nieces, and 
Search and Rescue, in 1999 the couple gave five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his 

a million dollars to the Institute for Genetic 

parents; his sister, Mary Alice Meredith; and his son, Richard 

Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at 


USC. The institute honored with dedica-

A Memorial Service is planned for the Spring of 2022. De

tion of the Sara V. and Miner Y. Harkness 

tails will be announced at a later date. 


 Below with former LA Sheriff Peter Pitchess In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Si-
and Blood Hound in Sheriff Dept. Helicopter. erra Madre Search and Rescue Team in memory of Miner. 

 Right, excerpt from SMSR 70th Anniversary 
Book on Miner's contributions. 
Courtesy SMSR 

For a brief look into Miner’s life 
and his place in Sierra Madre history 
please see the link below.

The Search for Billy a documentary 
featuring Miner and 
his search for a young man lost 
in the mountains in the early 





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