1929 - 2013
Ruth Harris, age 83, passed away peacefully at home in Payson on Feb. 20, 2013 with her loving family by her side.
She was born July 16, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa and spent her childhood years in Yankton, S.D.
She moved with her husband and four children to Phoenix in 1958.
Mrs. Harris was a successful Realtor in the Phoenix metropolitan area for 30 years before retiring and moving to Payson five years ago.
Married for 48 years, Mrs. Harris was a loving wife and mother, grandmother and friend.
She loved to laugh, with a fun-loving sense of humor, and touched the lives of all who knew her.
She will be remembered with fond, loving, funny memories.
She is survived by her three daughters, Kathe Ketchem, Susan Harris and Barbara Garrido; son, Patrick Harris.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Aimee Fleming, Nicole Ellis, Eve Ketchem, Rick Harris, Sean Harris and Lane Harris; and great-grandchildren, Jordan Ellis, Savanna Ellis, Gavin Fleming, Tristen Fleming and Kaeden Fleming.
Husband, Robert Harris and son, Michael Harris preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at The Episcopal Church of St. Mary, 6501 N. 39th Ave. in Phoenix.