Obituary: Leona Mae Harris

Leona Mae Harris, 83, passed away in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, in the comfort of her home after a short illness. Leona was born in Exira, Iowa, on June 5, 1928.

Shortly after graduating high school she married Myron Harris on March 29, 1948. They farmed in Anita, Iowa, until 1960 when they moved to Long Beach, Calif., with their three children. Myron retired in 1986, and they moved to Kingman for their retirement years. Myron passed away in 2005.

In 2006, Leona moved to Lubbock, Texas, to live near her youngest son, Tom. Leona dedicated her life to being a loving wife and mother. Leona will be cremated as she requested.

She is survived by Steven Harris and his wife Lourdes in Durango, Colo.; Marsha Meade in Huntington Beach, Calif.; and Thomas Harris and his wife Shelly in Lubbock, Texas; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Leona believed that families are very important, so in her honor have a get-together with your family. Rather than flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in your local area.