Patricia Elaine Harris
1966 - 2015
Patricia Elaine Harris, 49, has passed into eternal peace, Friday, August 7, 2015 at the Serenity House in Santa Barbara after a long battle with cancer. She was born on January 29, 1966, in Los Angeles, the daughter of William Geoffrey Harris and Jeannette Harris-Johnson.
Elaine graduated from Templeton High School with her fellow Eagles class of “1984”. She later graduated with her Bachelors from UCSB in Political Science.
Elaine started her own company, Kindred Publishing, featuring educational videos and workbooks for recovering addicts and the incarcerated. Kindred Publishing was honored with many awards and an invitation to the White House. She also worked in marketing for Villa Alamar, an assisted living residence for people with Alzheimer’s in Santa Barbara.
She enjoyed being outdoors, and time with her friends, hanging out at the beach, dancing and live music of virtually any kind. She would brighten every room and liven every conversation with her presence. She was never one to shy away from a good argument or heated debate, but would rather engage in any and all stimuli of conversation and “free-thinking.” Elaine always lived in the moment- her close friends and family will verify that. She truly had an unwavering zest for life.
Thank you to all who cared for her. She is survived by her two beautiful sons, Landon Harris, Cade Harris, her parents and many relatives. Patricia Elaine had a spark of life that we will remember always.