PATRICIA HARRIS Patricia J. Williams Harris was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Gary, Ind. She graduated from Roosevelt High School, then moved on to Indiana University
in Bloomington, where she received her Ph.D. She returned to Gary, where for many years she taught at Beckman High School, positively influencing many young lives. Her next venture was in school administration within the Gary Community school system, before moving on to school administrative duties in Niles Township, Ill., from where she ultimately retired. She then relocated to Henderson, where she was very active in the real estate business and her church group. She thoroughly enjoyed her retirement life with her grandsons, Brett and Rhys, and of course her dog, Munchkin. Her first-born son, Patrick, preceded her in death in June 2012, whom she still mourned until her death Dec. 29, 2012. She leaves to mourn, her loving son, Brian (Lois Mottley); daughter-in-law, Juanita (Patrick); her grandsons, Brett and Rhys; siblings; and numerous friends and family. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, at Davis Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas.