Obituary: Mary Lou Harris |

Obituary: Mary Lou Harris

Born Aug. 15, 1935, in Sabetha, Kan. Departed this world December 18, 2011, at the age of 76 of a heart ailment. Beloved wife of 50 years to the late Ted Harris, and a wonderful mother to Andy Harris and Christie Harris. She will be greatly missed by her children, her granddaughter, Demetra Harris, her mother, Bernice Paule, brother Frank Braun and a plethora of family and friends too numerous to mention.Preceded in death by her father, Albert Braun and husband, Ted Harris. Mary Lou was a 1953 graduate of McClatchy High School and went on to meet the love of her life, Ted Harris, in 1956 while they were teaching dance lessons at Veloz and Yolanda Dance School in Sacramento. Married on Feb. 17, 1958, Mary Lou and Ted enjoyed a blessedly successful and rewarding life working, raising their kids and traveling the globe. Mary Lou had an early career as a secretary to Senator Burns at the State Capitol before turning her full attention to raising her kids in 1965. She was well known for her many talents in the fields of tennis, skiing, cooking, baking and writing. She was a great friend to many and an enemy to none, and made many more friends than ever in the past 22 years of living full-time in Incline Village, Nev.A special thanks goes out to the dedicated staff of the cardiac intensive care unit of Mercy General Hospital, for they did everything possible to help Mary Lou when she needed it most. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made in Mary Louandamp;#8217;s name to The Pet Network, 401 Village Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451.A memorial celebration in Mary Louandamp;#8217;s honor will be held at The Chateau, Tahoe Grand Ballroom, 955 Fairway Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451, on Feb. 25, 2012, from 2-6 p.m.To sign Mary Louandamp;#8217;s guestbook, visit

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