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In Memory of

Jane Therese Harris

May 30, 1922 - March 11, 2017

Obituary


Jane Therese Harris, age 94, passed away peacefully after a short illness on March 11, at home in Colorado with her family by her side. She is survived by her two daughters, Regina of Casa Grande, Arizona and Janet (Larry) of Aurora, Colorado; three grandchildren, Katie (James), Lisa (Ron) and Adam, all of Colorado; and 10 great-grandchildren. Jane is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Rose and Ann; and many nieces and nephews.

Jane was born on May 30, 1922 in Howardstown, Kentucky, to Lawrence and Genevieve (Boone) Willett. She was preceded in death by...

Jane Therese Harris, age 94, passed away peacefully after a short illness on March 11, at home in Colorado with her family by her side. She is survived by her two daughters, Regina of Casa Grande, Arizona and Janet (Larry) of Aurora, Colorado; three grandchildren, Katie (James), Lisa (Ron) and Adam, all of Colorado; and 10 great-grandchildren. Jane is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Rose and Ann; and many nieces and nephews.

Jane was born on May 30, 1922 in Howardstown, Kentucky, to Lawrence and Genevieve (Boone) Willett. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, Fred; her brothers, Ray and Larry; and her sisters, Monica, Louise, Agnita and Anna Mae. After graduating high school, she entered the Sisters of Loretto Order, where she took the name Sister Jane Therese for 32 years. After leaving the convent, she married Fred Harris on December 26, 1972.

Jane and Fred lived in Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs and enjoyed traveling in their RV for a few years. They retired, full-time, in Casa Grande, Arizona in 1991. Fred passed away in December of 2015. Jane moved back to Colorado and enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with rosary service beginning at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S Colorado Blvd, Centennial, Colorado 80121. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 19099 E Floyd Ave, Aurora, Colorado, 80013 with burial to follow at 12:30 pm at Fort Logan National Cemetery - Staging Area B, 4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, Colorado, 80236.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jane's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org, or by phone: 800-805-5856.