Rose Marie Harris

November 2, 1939November 6, 2020

Rose Marie Harris November 02, 1939 - November 06, 2020

Rose Marie was born in Houston, Texas, in Harris County, to Anthony Guterise Tharpe and Freddie Lee Tharpe on November 02,1939.

She married Virge Harris Jr. whom she met while attending Phyllis Wheatly High School in Houston. They were married on Virge's 20th birthday, May 10, 1958.

She enjoyed a happy marriage for 62 years. Her husband Virge likes to say that he's been married for 64 years because he was committed to Marie two years while they were in High School, before they got their official marriage license.

She was mother to four children, Paul, Paula, Freda and Christopher. She was called "Nana" by her two grandchildren Anthony and AnnMarie and their children.

She was a proud military wife and was fond of saying, "Virge and I served 30 years in the Navy," nine of which were spent in Honolulu, Hawaii, where their two daughters were born. Aloha! She participated actively in local community affairs such as the 1990 San Diego Census Bureau.

Lovely Marie will be missed by her family and many wonderful, loving friends, whom she considered extended family.

Regrettfully due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, funeral services are not planned at this time.


Rose Marie Harris

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