Karla Heurich Harrison, who was a daughter of Washington brewer Christian Heurich and who grew up in the Heurich House mansion on New Hampshire Avenue near Dupont Circle, died Jan. 24 at the Fox Hill assisted-living center in Bethesda, Md. She was 106.
The cause was advanced dementia, said Kimberly Bender, the executive director of the Heurich House Museum, a decorative arts and history museum and the former headquarters of the Historical Society of Washington.
Mrs. Harrison, a 60-year resident of Clearwater Beach, Fla., returned to the Washington area in 2010.
Karla Heurich was born in Washington. She graduated in 1924 from Western High School and in 1928 from Connecticut College in New London. In 1930, she received a master’s degree in zoology from George Washington University.
Her first husband, Army Col. Charles Bowler King, was killed in action in France in June 1944, during World War II. Her second husband, retired Army Brig. Gen. Eugene L. Harrison, whom she married in 1946, died in 1981.
Survivors include three children from her first marriage, Jan A.K. Evans of Washington and Clearwater, Charles Bowler King Jr. of Bethesda and Donald C.H. King of Las Vegas; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.