Dorothy was born in North Zulch, TX, the first born child of Jake and Bessie Harris. The family moved to Freeport, TX in her last year of high school, so she lived with her grandmother, Amanda Blair to finish the year before joining them In 1961 she and her husband, Charles T. LaRue moved with their four daughters to Norwalk, CA where they stayed until 1980 when he passed away after 27 years of marriage. Dorothy then moved to Bakersfield, CA to live with her eldest daughter's family. She remained here until her passing.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, her brother, Buddy Harris, and her sister, LaVerne Hayes. She is survived by her daughters Mary Tiffany, Bakersfield; Linda Lamkins (Lucky), Clute, TX, Beth Perrone (Richard), Palm Desert, CA, and June Mayer (Mike), Eatonville, WA, 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 5 G-G-grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews with their families which she loved dearly.
There will be a viewing at Mission Family Mortuary, 531 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA on Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Graveside services will be held Friday, Feb. 19, 11:00 am at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3900 S. Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA
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