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Charlotte Heath Harris


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Charlotte Heath Harris Obituary
CHARLOTTE HEATH HARRIS Charlotte Heath Harris passed away peacefully at home with family October 25, 2014. She was 93 years old, born to Laura and Mills Heath in Taft, California, May 13, 1921. Being part of the "Greatest Generation", she spent her teen years during the Depression and her early 20's during WWII. In 1939, she married Kenneth Harris, her husband of 50 years and raised 4 daughters. Moving from San Gabriel, CA. to Palermo in 1947, she became an active part of the com-munity. With a friend she started the Palermo PTA, and was instru-mental in getting school busing and hot lunches. She began a Girl Scout Troop, was a 4-H leader, a member of the Palermo Grange for 60+ years, and belonged to Eastern Star and the Native Daughters. Always busy raising a family, she also worked as a spot welder on airplane wings during the war, and later as a car hop, a waitress, a teacher's aide and was Palermo School's secre-tary for many years. After retiring, she and Ken traveled with their 5th wheel throughout the U.S. and Canada visiting most to the Thousand Trail's Parks. She enjoyed playing pinochle and cribbage with friends and family, going to bingo, quilting and crocheting. Her parents, a brother and sister, her husband and 1 grandson pre-ceded her in death. She is survived by her 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law: Kathleen (Harold) von Bargen, Diane (Stan) Avrit, Janice Buckley, Joy (Phil) Peters; 11 grand-children, 26 great grand-children and 3 great great grandchildren. She was a beautiful, strong and loving person who enjoyed people and put others needs before her own. She made this world a better place. She will be missed. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, Nov. 7th at Foothill Community Church, 2475 Foothill Blvd., Oroville, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to .
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Nov. 3, 2014
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