In loving memory of

Judith Ann Harris
November 19, 1937 - September 9, 2021

Judith Ann Harris, 83, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on September 9th, 2021. Born in Quincy, Illinois, she was the daughter of Harold L. and Ida M. Baker. Her brother Jerry L. Baker and grandson Robert J. Harris preceded her in death. Judy was a graduate of Quincy Senior High School. The lure of the big city led her to move to Chicago where she eventually met her husband Maury Harris. The family moved to Arizona in 1974. Judy's hobbies were reading books- mostly history, gardening and generally spending time outdoors with her dog. She is survived by her son David, daughter-in-law Stephanie and grandchildren Matthew, Sarah and Victoria. A memorial service will be held at 6:00pm on Wednesday, September 15th at Hansen Chapel 8314 North 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85020. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired 3100 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix AZ 85008. Please visit for online condolences.


Pauline Marshall wrote on Sep 15, 2021:

"Judy & I met in April, 2015 through Duet. I went to see her at her home once a week for a couple of hours. We would visit ? just sit and talk for about an hour about families, politics, our dogs ? whatever came to mind. Then, for the next hour or so we?d hit the computer to do some cleanup, order some new books for audible ?reading?, or do checkbook balancing. I had a car accident in October, 2019 and could not continue our one-on-one meetings. But, we?ve kept in touch via phone. Judy and I could talk about politics without getting upset. And, even though we were not registered in the same party, we agreed who should or shouldn?t be elected. Occasionally we disagreed on an issue, but we could always listen to the other?s opinion. Judy loved her family ? she was so proud of you, David, thankful for Stephanie, and especially, her grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah and Victoria. She enjoyed hearing about their activities ? school, graduations, new jobs, and now an engagement. Judy loved her Heidi, too. And, Heidi loves Judy. They enjoyed their morning walks and snuggling on the recliner. I imagine Heidi is wondering where Judy is right now. Judy had so many good friends. Some of us could still visit in person, and some of us had to visit by phone. I am so happy I can include myself in her group of friends. I will miss Judy and our telephone talks. You will be missed, Judy. May you rest in peace. "

Mary Dene Etter wrote on Sep 13, 2021:

"Judy and her late brother Jerry were the only cousins I had who were my age growing up, and though we didn't get to see one another often we were very close. We talked frequently, kept up to date on our respective families. I will miss those phone visits. She adored you and your family, David -- and you were definitely the caring son she was so proud of."