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Henry Charles Harris April 30, 1948 - June 24, 2024

Henry Charles (Hank) Harris, born April 30, 1948 in Flagstaff, Arizona, passed away Monday, June 24, 2024 in San Francisco, California. His legacy will be carried on by members of his family including his wife Thea, daughters Andrea (Charles Jackson) and Monica (Michael Boehme) and brother William Hochgraef (Corinne). He is also survived by four grandchildren: Jonathan Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Annabeth Boehme and Eleanor Boehme. He was preceded in death by his parents Dewey and Ruth Harris, his brothers Dewey Harris Jr and Edward Harris, and sister Willomena McBride.

His family moved to Sonora, California in the early 1950s where he attended local schools, graduating Sonora High School in 1966. In high school A cappella choir, he met his future wife, Thea. After graduating college Thea and Hank married on December 18, 1971, at the St. James Episcopal Church in Sonora (The Red Church). In January of 1972, after receiving his CPA certificate, Hank began his corporate accounting career. That work lead to various job opportunities requiring the couple to move a handful of times, settling in Turlock, California in 1987. In 2000 founding Visualware Inc., a Turlock-based company, he was able to be more active at Turlock Golf and Country Club and join Turlock Rotary. He was also a member of Turlock Masonic Lodge #395. He enjoyed improving his golf game, spending time with all his golf buddies, going to coffee klatch and playing cribbage.

Hank was a devout Christian who believed in a strong work ethic and a duty to family, community, and country. He was a supportive and devoted father. Hank was friendly to everyone and loved his close friends deeply. He defined success by hard work, providing for family, passing down faith and morals, and being a good friend. Hank was adventurous and curious as a child and an adult. Learning new skills and tackling new challenges was rewarding for him. He enjoyed taking the family on travels to Montana, Kentucky, the 1996 Olympics, along with almost yearly camping trips in Pinecrest. One of his most treasured memories was the religious experience he shared with Pastor Chuck Roots, his daughter Monica and his new friends in the group, traveling to Israel.

A memorial service for Hank will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way, Turlock, CA 95380, Saturday June 29, 2024, at 11:00 am with lunch to follow.

Memorial donations may be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, Tunnel 2 Towers and Teen Challenge.

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