Forest Charles Charley' Harris June 17, 1927 - February 12, 2017 San Diego Forest "Charley" Harris was born June 17, 1927 at his parent's home in Ocean Beach, California. On February 12, 2017, he passed away peacefully. Except for his two-year stint in the Army, he always lived in the Ocean Beach/Point Loma area, close to the ocean he loved. He attended Ocean Beach Elementary School, Point Loma High School and San Diego State. His career years were spent at General Dynamics as a Structural Engineer, retiring after 35 years. He loved body surfing, photography and traveling. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Rice Harris; daughters Elizabeth Jewell Leenen (Joe Leenen) and Kathryn Harris; son Charles Harris; grandsons Scott Jewell (Sara), Glen Jewell (Megan) and Riley Harris; granddaughter Sophia Harris; step-grandson Chris Leenen; sisters Alice Kelley and Irene Hoskins; brother Jim Harris (Nelda) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Forest and Edith Harris and by his brother Gilbert Harris. Services for the Celebration of Charley's Life will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3598 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106. For those who wish to remember Charley, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Presbyterian Urban Ministries of San Diego or the charity of your chose.
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