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HOLLIS L. HARRIS Hollis L. Harris, 87, passed away January 19, 2019 in his home surrounded by family and friends. Hollis was born February 16, 1931 to Herbert and Pearl Harris in Tulare California. He was the last of 6 children, 5 brothers and 1 sister. The family lived in Bakersfield for 6 years and then moved on to Fresno. After graduating high school he enlisted in the Air Force and ended up in Korea for 2 years. His job was in base operations where he was in charge of the pilot's flight plans. His final 2 years were at McChord Airforce Base in Tacoma , Washington where he met his wife Joyce. They were married in 1954 and moved back to Fresno for a couple of months and then moved out in the country to Five Points where he worked for Air Way Farms. In 1963 he moved the family to Pahrump. One of the early pioneers of Pahrump, Hollis continued to work in the farming industry. Hollis loved to make something happen, and for many years farming was his passion. Hollis would go on to be a real estate broker and developer of several projects in Pahrump including Joycelyn Estates, which was named after Joyce. Some of his many developments he was proud of includes Desert Trails, Horizon Markets, Desert Utilities and helping to bring our Desert View Hospital to Pahrump. Hollis always had a smile and something positive to share with everyone he knew. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell stories. Hollis is survived by his son, Dan (Trudy) Harris; daughter, Natalie Bischoff; sister, Virginia Wampler; grandchildren, Renae Gliddon, Emma, Benjamin and Ryan Sternberg, Jason Navarro, Joshua and Jordan Williams; his dedicated caregivers Florencia, Florhey and Rea Hadlocon; little Peanut, and numerous nephews and nieces. He joins his wife , Joyce; parents, Herb and Pearl; brothers, Herb, Bobbie, Dale and Don; and daughter, Melanie Sternberg. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. February 2, 2019 at the Pahrump Community Church on Wilson Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Jan. 25, 2019
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