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Janice Jan Harris
Ripon resident
Janice “Jan’ Harris
Janice “Jan” Harris, 72, entered into rest on June 11, 2010 in Ripon, California. She was born on January 21, 1938 in String Town, Missouri, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie and Lorene Ramsey. Janice joins her parents in heaven, as well as her husband James Harris and her siblings Chuck Ramsey, Jim Ramsey, Jerry Ramsey and Vicki Ramsey.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her children Michael Harris of Manteca, Pennie Stevenson of Manteca, Christopher Harris and wife Lisa of Ripon, and Todd Harris and wife Michelle of Ripon. She was blessed by 12 grandchildren; James, Joe, Samantha, Cody, Whitney, Katherine, Christopher, Nolan, Macey, Sarah, Alyssa, and Emily. She has two surviving sisters Pat Chitty of Missouri and Jackie Ramsey of Manteca. In addition Janice has one very special aunt Beulah Glasgow.

Since 1997 Janice was a resident of Ripon and previously of Manteca from 1971 – 1997. Janice was a very proud homemaker making her home just perfect for her husband, children and grandchildren. Her late husband James was the love of her life; they both devoted 55 years of marriage to each other which was a true testimony to others. She was always extremely involved in many different organizations, serving on many different boards as her children grew up including; American Legion Baseball, Manteca Little League, Twin City Little League (Lathrop), and Manteca Babe Ruth, and the Manteca Cowboys. For many years Janice was a huge supporter of the Ripon 4-H opening her home and her ranch to the organization whenever needed. She was a member of the Appaloosa Quarter Horse Association. She loved her ranch and was at her happiest when she was together with her children and grandchildren tending to the horses and other animals enjoying the peace of the country. Janice’s passion in life was to be an amazing grandmother to all 12 of her grandchildren. She made sure that everyone of her grandchildren felt as if they were “the favorite.” She constantly encouraged her grandchildren to follow their dreams and supported them in all of their goals. Janice was a courageous woman who will always be remembered for her positive outlook on life. She will be deeply missed.  

Mrs. Harris’ services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 1 to 5 p.m. held at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Road, Manteca. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday June 17, 2010 at 10 a.m. also held at P.L. Fry & Son. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband at East Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Ripon 4-H organization. An online guest book is available for condolences at