Jacqueline Roberta Harris

Jacqueline Roberta Harris

Aug. 29, 1930 – Aug. 27, 2019

Longtime Homer resident Jacqueline Roberta Harris passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019.

She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her love for travel took her to Europe as a young woman.

She arrived in Alaska for the second time in 1963 to work at a cannery in Seldovia, hoping to return to Europe for a second time. However, while there she met her future husband, Kenneth Harris and they were married that fall in Washington state.

From that time on she lived in Homer, calling it home for 55 years. She was active in several organizations throughout her life, taking part in Beta Sigma Phi for several years, and also volunteering with the Hospital Auxiliary. She was very active in the Homer United Methodist church, as a Sunday School teacher and also helping to raise funds to expand and remodel the building. She had a deep love of gardening and spent many happy hours with her hands in the dirt.

Her memory lives on in her family, through her daughter, Phyllis and her husband Jarame; her grandson Brennan Priest and granddaughter Alivia Priest; her son Henry and his wife Kelly; her grandsons Zachary and Joshua Harris; her stepson Kenneth Michael Harris, and all the friends she was so blessed with.

A celebration of life will be held at the Homer United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. A memorial fund for the Homer United Methodist Church Vheneka Marimba Band has been set up through the church.