Martha R. Harris

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Martha Reed Harris, 80, of Westminster, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, after a long illness, at the home of her daughter.

Born Oct. 3, 1932, in Christiana, Del., she was the middle daughter of the late Reed and Mary Brown. She was the wife of Donald Edward Harris, who died in 2009.

She graduated from Pine Forge Academy in 1950. She attended Armstrong Nursing School and received her nursing licensing, a profession that would take her from babies to geriatrics. After 45 years of nursing service, she retired in 1997.

She was active in the DuPont Adventist Elementary School, and was a volunteer and supporter of GROW Mission in Westminster.

Surviving are daughters Dr. Darcel Harris, of Westminster, and Lita D. Harris-Vaughan and husband William T., of Hughesville; stepsons Ernest Carter Jr. and wife Cassandra, of Waldorf, and Creighton Carter and wife Julie, of West Virginia; grandchildren Mia N. Vaughan, Martha R. Harris II, Mariah L. Vaughan and Mikael'a D. Vaughan; brother Reed D. Brown and wife Cora, of Pennsylvania; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Elizabeth Moore.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m. Friday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster, with the Rev. Robert Martinez and the Rev. Richard James co-officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Washington National Cemetery in Suitland.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Crest Lane Adventist School, 324 Crest Lane, Westminster, MD 21157; and GROW Mission, P.O. Box 1626, Westminster, MD 21157.

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Westminster
91 Willis Street
Westminister, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on May 2, 2013
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