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Carol J. Harris

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Carol J. Harris

Glendale - Carol J. (Nelson) Harris, 69, of Glendale passed away 20 December 2017. Carol was born in Camden, New Jersey to Melvin and Alberta Nelson on 22 October 1948. She started her education in New Jersey and continued after high school in Philadelphia at Pearce College, continuing at San Diego State University in California where she earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Accounting. Carol worked for Wells Fargo Bank for 33 years, retiring as Vice President in the Training Department. After retiring she devoted her time to finding homes for Akitas, finding over 800 homes for them. Carol had a passion for many things from sewing her own clothing to ATC riding in the desert, but most of all, finding forever homes for Akitas. Carol was her husband's Co-Rider with GWRRA, enjoying time with her many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; Melvin and Alberta Nelson. Carol leaves behind her loving husband of 47 years Ken Harris, brother Kurt Nelson of New Jersey and sister Lynn Enright of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Carol died tragically doing what she had a passion for. The Akita Rescue was important to her; helping Akitas prepare for a new home was key in the rescue effort. Carol would want everyone to know this was a tragic accident and should have no bearing on the breed or the rescue effort. Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Carol's Life at 11am Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd, Peoria. Please offer your condolences at
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 7, 2018
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