Nancy Harris, our precious and beloved Mom, Grandma, and Great Grammy, passed away February18 due to complications from a fall. She enjoyed a wonderful long life of 96 years and had many friends. She was born in Los Angeles in 1923 to Lois and Sid Nichols and attended schools in Westwood. After high school, she attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where she was an active member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Her senior year of college was spent in Mexico City studying Spanish. She and her mother enjoyed traveling throughout Mexico before returning for graduation ceremonies in Boulder.
While in college, her mother and father moved to Paso Robles where her dad opened Sid Nichols Chevrolet. Nancy soon joined them in a small house in the Willow Creek area. It was in Paso Robles that Nancy would meet the love of her life, Ken Harris, who, with his father owned Truman A. Harris & Son Ford. They were married in 1948. Nancy is survived by her four children: daughter Holly Driver (Craig) and sons, Richard Harris (Tammy), John Harris, and Peter Harris (Charlotte). Other survivors include her grandchildren: Arianne Hall (Jack), Jeanette James (Matt), Steven Harris (Rosa), and Michael Harris and great grandchildren: Avery, Nolan, and Cora James and Kendall and Corbin Hall. Special thanks to her caregivers, Marilyn Mezzanatto and Mary Elston, who were considered part of the family. Nancy and Ken were Charter members of Clipper Club and were long time members of Plymouth Church. Nancy loved going on vacations; whether it was taking the family on a travel trailer trip to Mexico, Yosemite, or Yellowstone or to Hawaii, or on a cruise to Alaska, or traveling with Ken. She and Ken travelled throughout the world, sometimes with friends other times just the two of them. Nancy had many special memories of the people and places they visited. She loved the Central Coast and spending time with family and close friends at Cayucos for the 4th of July was one of her favorites. Nancy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ken in 2006. Nancy will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.
The Harris Family has decided to postpone the Celebration Gathering for Nancy Harris scheduled for March 28th in Paso Robles to a future undetermined date. More information will follow once a date has been determined.