Chris E. Harris


Chris passed away while undergoing cancer treatments in Los Angeles, California on May 7th at the age of 67 years. He was born in Oakland, California to Hazel Robuck Harris and Bart Harris.
Chris was a long time resident of Reno, graduating from Reno High School (1962) and the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelors of Science in Business (1971). Chris valued hard work. He served in the Nevada Air National Guard (1965) then began his working career at Warehouse Markets in the meat cutting department, working into supervisor and management positions at a young age.
Chris was a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Nevada (1972). He served on numerous local, state, and national Realtor Association committees (1977-2012). He is a past President of the Association of Realtors, local and state, and was awarded Realtor of the Year. Chris worked in real estate much of his life as a broker and owner of Keystone Realty and First Choice Realty 500.
Chris loved cars having a passion for drag racing (NHRA) and restoring classic cars. He enjoyed boating, fishing, RV traveling, spending time with his friends, family, and spoiling the grand kids. He lived his life giving service to others, volunteering for Junior Achievement, The Easter Seals Society, and serving in various church capacities as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Chris was a loyal husband, father, and a friend to all.
Chris is survived by Marva, his loving wife of 40 years; daughters, Dayna Wolf and Emily Francis (Tony); mother, Hazel (99 years); sisters, Judy Harris and Jeannie Blom; and 7 grandchildren, Bert, Dane, Carter, Harrison, Parker, Cash, and Gwen.
Our family would like to thank all those family and friends who gathered around him, in person and in spirit, in his final hours.
A memorial service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel on 1095 Golconda Drive (Plumb Lane to Sharon Way) on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11 am. All are welcome. His final resting place will be in Knights Ferry, California - a place dear to his heart.
Donations may be made in his name to The Solace Tree - for grieving children, teens, and family - PO Box 2944, Reno, NV 89505.
"Gone from our arms and sight, but never from our hearts." We will always remember this great man: our son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. We thank God for Chris' life.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from May 11 to May 12, 2012
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