Mary Emma Harris was born on December 19, 1922 to Edgar and Mary Edna Moore in Sanger, CA and passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Fresno, CA. She attended Sanger Schools and graduated from Sanger High School in June of 1941. While in high school, she served as Editor for the Newspaper and as Editor of her Senior School Yearbook. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard S. "Dick" Harris in 1942 and they farmed a bit and then Dick went to serve his Country. She traveled to show Dick their new son. When he returned, they set up a home in Sanger and Mary Emma served for two years as the Wilson Elementary School P.T.A. President. Later they were active in fraternal organizations and their leadership. She worked for several years as a bookkeeper for a school friend at Kenmore Jewelers. There came many volunteer hours with Dick in Shrine activities and developing her skills at oil painting. As her health began to fail, mentally and physically, and Dick passed away she spent her time at Twilight Haven under the watchful and caring nursing staff as well as others who participated with her activities. Thank you to all of you there and the great attention by Dr. G. W. Heinrichs, M.D. until her passing. Mary Emma was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 62 years, Dick Harris; sister, Margaret Nelson; and brother, James E. Moore. She is survived by her son, Richard E. Harris and his wife Sandra; grandchildren and their spouses, Mary Richelle Dickinson and her husband Robert, Richard David Harris and his wife Julie; four great-grandsons; three great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Velma Moore; plus many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home, on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. A Graveside Service will be held at Sanger Cemetery (Old section on east side), on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to Tehran Temple Shriner's Transportation Fund, 5407 E. Olive Ave., Fresno, CA 93727-2500 and/or Twilight Haven, 1717 S. Winery Ave., Fresno, CA 93727. Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home, 1524 9th Street, Sanger, California (559)875-6555
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Published in the Fresno Bee on July 27, 2014