Theresa Harris


Theresa Harris, 53, died of injuries sustained in a March 2014 mudslide in Oso, Wash.

Steve and Theresa Harris were south Texans who came to Washington in 1998 for his job as a naval architect at Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) in Seattle. Theresa was a retired nurse, according to her brother, Mark Christoph.

The couple had two adult daughters, Laura and Kristina. During the week the couple stayed at an Edmonds condo and on weekends headed for their cabin near the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, where they liked to fish, walk and relax and intended to retire. Theresa was a free spirit and "hippie environmentalist," her brother said.

The couple's travels included Singapore, Dubai, the Galápagos Islands and other faraway places Steve's job took him to. A licensed engineer, he helped design ferries for four states, including Washington, said Christina Villiott, EBDG marketing director. "He was there for our customers," Villiott said.

Courtesy of The Seattle Times

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Theresa I am sooo of sorry you always came to be with me and wanted my time I was always too busy. I regret it. I will always wish I gave that time with you!!!!! Your smile, your so adventurous full of life. I'm missing you. Think of you every single day.


Grandpa George and all others left behind, our deepest, heartfelt sympathy.

With deepest sympathy to the Harris Family.

It is with a very sad heart to hear of this couple's unfortunate death. No doubt you feel like orphans, losing both parents in such a terrible incident. But I encourage you to know that Jesus offers himself as an Eternal Father and God as our Heavenly Father, so do all you can to draw near them.

Juanita, Jacksonville, Fla.

Please accept my Deepest Sympathies