Passing of James W. Harris

Jim Harris was born June 20, 1941, in Santa Ana and passed away Sept. 17, 2017, at his home in Sonora at the age of 76.


Jim was a retired Cal Fire captain and a veteran of the Army. He was a member and past governor of the Sonora Moose Lodge 2183 and a member of E Clampus Vitus Mataca Chapter 1849. He loved to camp, fish and was very active in the Moose Lodge until he became ill. Jim was a diehard 49er and San Francisco Giants fan.


His loves were his family, grandchildren and his pets.


Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Harris; and his sister, Deanna Karsky.


He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Melody Harris; his children, Jamie Harris, of Sonora, Jennifer Luthge and Jason Luthge, of San Diego; and his three grandchildren, Larissa Luthge, Robert Luthge and Seth Luthge, all of San Diego.


A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at the Sonora Moose Lodge.


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