Mary E. Harris (1933 - 2018)

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Service Information
First United Methodist Church
109 Washington Blvd
Roseville, CA 95678
Memorial service
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018
3:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
109 Washington Blvd
Roseville, CA
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Obituary

Mary E. Harris of Citrus Heights, CA died (10/25/2018) at home. She was born July 1, 1933, in Yuba City, California, a daughter of Emery and Dorothy (Haffner) Todd. She grew up in Yuba City, Oakland, and Sacramento, CA. She graduated from Oakland Tech Hi at Oakland in l95l and attended college classes at several schools around the country. In January, l962, she was married to Lt. Donald G. Harris, a navigator on a B-52 bomber, stationed at Mather AFB, at Sacramento, California. From 1952 to 1962 Mrs. Harris was employed as a legal secretary for various attorneys in Sacramento, California, and continued to work in law offices in Nebraska and Wyoming after her marriage. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and has been active in church all her adult life, both here and in the many Methodist churches all over the country while traveling with her husband in the Air Force. Mary enjoyed singing in the church choir, United Methodist Women, playing the piano, collecting and listening to classical music, reading and sewing. She also liked walking, gardening, nature in all forms, especially trees and birds, and traveling in their motor home. Survivors include her husband Donald G. Harris of Citrus Heights, CA, and two children, Nancy Balenzano and husband Jon, of Roseville, CA; Becki Abrams and husband Paul, of Fair Oaks, CA; and grandchildren Christopher Donald Balenzano, and Sarah Nicole Balenzano, two nephews and a niece. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Todd of Sacramento, California. A memorial service will be conducted December 2, 2018 at 3:00PM at First United Methodist Church, 109 Washington Blvd. Roseville, CA 95678, Rev. Rolland Loomis officiating. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution in Mary's name to the Ministers' Pension Fund of the United Methodist Church, Mountain Sky Conference, 6110 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-4803 or the Lift Fund at First United Methodist Church Roseville, CA 95610.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Nov. 18, 2018
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