Elizabeth Banker Harris

Elizabeth Banker “Liz” Harris, 93, a resident of Annapolis for 12 years and previously of Edgewater, died Jan. 8 at Ginger Cove Health Center after a brief illness.

Mrs. Harris was born Aug. 2, 1915, in Boston, Mass., to the late Grace Pascal and Lyman Banker. She graduated from Newton High School in Newton, Mass., and attended the University of Minnesota.

She was a bridal specialist at Filene’s in Boston as a young mother, and later became a realtor while residing in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., a career she continued as she and her family moved to other parts of the country including Annapolis.

A lifelong student of the piano, she enjoyed playing and listening to piano music and had had an exceptional grasp of the music of Beethoven and Chopin. She studied ballet and at one time considered dance as a career.

She was an active member of the Ginger Cove Art Committee, and subscribed to the newly formed Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. She was a member of Briarcliff Manor Congregational Church, had interests in Christian Science and Unitarian Universalism, and attended church services at Ginger Cove. She was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and a longstanding member of the Panhellenic Club of Annapolis.

She was an accomplished cook, and an avid bridge and scrabble player. She loved reading, crossword puzzles, and had a lifelong devotion to the arts. She and her late husband, Edward, shared many interests together, including annual summers at their Chebeague Island home in Maine. They enjoyed sailing in Portland Harbor, playing golf, and enjoying the company of their friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Edward Roberts Harris; one daughter, Deborah Elliott; and one grandson, Craig Elliott.

Survivors include three sons, Donald V.V. Elliott of Lake Mary, Fla., Charles T. Elliott of Canaan, Vt. and Stephen P. Harris of Gray, Maine; one daughter, Gail H. McConnaughhay of Annapolis and six grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Ginger Cove Friendship Hall, 4000 River Crescent Drive, in Annapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ginger Cove Employee Appreciation Fund, 4000 River Crescent Drive, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 or Hospice of the Chesapeake. Arrangements by John M. Taylor Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.