Hilda Harris, a resident of Torrance for 48 years died at LCMH on November 24, 2005 after an extended illness. Born Lennie Hilda Dawson, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, she moved to Torrance with her family in 1957. Hilda was involved with many organizations throughout her life including PTA, West Torrance AYSO, Southwood Little League and Angeles Council for Girl Scouts of America. For many years she provided endless volunteer hours to all the organizations she supported. Previously very active at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Torrance, she was most recently a member of the First Lutheran Church on Carson in Torrance. Throughout her life, she enjoyed traveling, cruising, bowling, camping, motorcycle riding, visiting family, painting statuary, playing bingo, and shopping. Hilda is survived by her husband Joseph, four daughters, Deborah Harris-Meek of Torrance, Jacqueline Thompson of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Alicia Harris-Erlemann of Lucas, Texas, Rebecca Harris of Tucson, Arizona, one son, Craig Harris of Torrance, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation and services will be on Sunday, November 27, 2005, 2:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. Services and burial will be in Pine Bluff, Arkansas at Fitzhugh Cemetery and are being arranged by Ralph Robinson and Sons Mortuary also of Pine Bluff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. She will be sorely missed and I am for one that will never forget hereven though I did not see her much at the end even though I wanted to say good-bye Who’s going to talk to me when I’m down. Who will wrap their loving arms around me just to let me know she cares. I Love You Momma

  2. To the Harris Family, I knew Hilda as the mom of one of my best high school buddies, Debbie. I was so sad to hear about her passsing. I know you have wonderful memories you can turn to remember those happy and fun times you had with your mom. Sincerely, Toni “D’Acquisto” Gurrola

  3. Jo; So sorry to hear of your loss. Martha & I have fond memories of you & Hilda when we lived in Manhatten,Ks.across street from College. Our prayers & thoughts are withyou and your family in your loss. Charles & Martha Bailey

  4. Joe: we are so very glad you and Hilda came for the 50th re union. We really enjoyed seeing and visiting with you. Hilda and I go way back and were very good friends in school. We have shared a lot of memories of happy times growing up in Pine Bluff before you whisked her off to California. She was a lovely person and I pray that the Lord will touch you and your family in this time of your greif. GOD BLESS…..

  5. Debbie, Greg and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. We want you to know we are thinking of the family. May the beautiful memories of Hilda, the times you shared together bring you comfort. Lots of “Hugs” to the family. With our deepest sympathy, Greg and Pat James

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