Joan Hisler

April 21, 1933March 31, 2019
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She danced & sang, she lived, she laughed, she loved… those fortunate enough to have been in her wake are all the richer for it!

Our mother, Joan Elise Mire Hisler, 85 years young, passed from this world in the wee morning hours of Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:45am in Marble Falls, TX.

A widow of Capt. Norman Ray Hisler Jr. (retired USMC of Garyville, LA), Joan is immediately survived in death by: her children, George Raymond Hisler & partner Franshele Laminack of Marble Falls, TX Joan Elise Hisler of Parthenon, AR Deirdre Elaine Hisler & partner Peg O’Brien of Marfa, TX her former daughter-in-law, Charla Hisler Durden of Sugarland, TX, and her grandsons, Evan Mire Hisler of Austin, TX Austin Major Hisler of Dallas, TX. Of her 6 siblings, she is survived by her sisters Elaine Johnson of Marietta, GA Janice Sharp of Mandeville, LA Marilyn Pittman of Covington, LA and sister-in-law, Janelle McLemore Mire of Covington, LA. Along with numerous precious nieces & nephews.

She is preceded in death by: her husband, Capt. N.R. Hisler, USMC her beloved father, George Andrew Mire and mother, Louise Badeaux Mire of Madisonville, LA her in-laws, Vestua Vernon Turner and Verna Gaudet Turner of Burnet, TX Her brothers, George Andrew (Bussy) Mire Jr. of Covington, LA and Deacon Louis Noel Mire of Madisonville, LA. Her sister, Miriam Mire Camp of Slidell, LA.

Her wake will be held at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet, TX on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 6-8pm. Graveside service will be held at 11am on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Strong in her faith, “Joanie” attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Marble Falls, TX. She had a fierce love of life that would light up a room...a strong, dedicated single mother of 3, she was a school teacher from Beaufort, SC to 29 Palms, CA, from Tokoyo, Japan to Bertram, TX. She spearheaded the opening of the first Early Head Start Development Center in Burnet, TX. An enthusiastic supporter of the many sports activities her children participated in, she was also known to show up at a few senior parties!

As “Granmere”, Joanie simply adored her grandsons, hosting them for summer golf camps, religiously attending their various sports events and graciously overseeing their personal development.

She was a loving & supportive wife of Captain Norman Ray Hisler, USMC for 17 years...through the military, the family traveled the world together and never met a stranger. Upon his passing, we returned to Burnet, TX where we were lovingly embraced by the community.

Joanie’s life was again blessed by her ideal “later in life” partnering with Raleigh Roy Ross, MD. Together, they traveled to parts of the world neither had ever seen & created their own paradise together at his RRR Ranch in Burnet County. Both families were enriched by their union.

She was like a second mother to the many children of beloved friends & extended families of Burnet County, where she became known as “Joanie”. Mom just had that kind of an effect upon others, from the sorority sisters of the Saint Scholastica Academy in Covington, La to her sister Diva’s of Meadowlakes…..she loved deeply and was deeply loved in return.

On behalf of the entire Hisler family, our deepest thanks go out to the staff of Arbor House Assisted Living, Visiting Angels & Encompass Health of Marble Falls, TX.

As Joanie & Bob Dylan love to say, “may you stay forever young”...


  • George Raymond Hisler, Son
  • Joan Elise Hisler, Daughter
  • Deirdre Elaine Hisler, Daughter
  • Evan Mire Hisler, Grandson
  • Austin Major Hisler, Grandson
  • Elaine Johnson, Sister
  • Janice Sharp, Sister
  • Marilyn Pittman, Sister
  • Joanie is also survived by her former daughter-in-law Charla Hisler Durden, sister-in-law Janelle McLemore Mire and numerous precious nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Graveside Service Lakeland Hills Memorial Park Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 7, 2019

Joan Hisler

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Richard T.

April 13, 2019

Stumbled upon this today, and just wanted to convey my condolences to you Dee Dee on the loss of your mother. It's not the end of her, you'll see her again someday.
Cheers from one of the anonymous from the BHS Class of '77.

Carole Freeman

April 9, 2019

I only had the privilege of knowing Joanie a few years attending luncheons at Granite Hills Luncheon Club. We immediately enjoyed conversing (her wonderful Louisiana mom was born & reared near Lake Charles) and after she was admitted to Arbor House she knew me every time I stopped by to visit....introducing me to employees and her beautician. Am so very saddened to learn of her passing. Such a wonderful person usually assisting others to lunch and enjoying her time with everyone. She always had interesting memories to share. Missing her and praying for you all.

Jo Ann Lieberman

April 6, 2019

Deirdre: Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My condolences.

Veronica Arguello

April 6, 2019

Dear Deirdre,
My condolences to you and your family and all those who love your mother. I only met your mother a couple of times, but you talked about her often and I know she was a wonderful women with a big heart. Something she passed on to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time and I hope the love and support of those around you ease your heart a little. Much love and peace my friend.

Paul, Terese, Tim, Matt Knicky

April 5, 2019

Lakehouse * Council Creek * 4th of July * toty with a spicy bean * pink pelican * double barrel shotgun * parades * bonfire * pontoon * oh honey * family * friends * memories so dear cuz they were with you ...laissez Bon temps rouler sweetest Granmere 💖

Bobby and Nan Manning

April 4, 2019

Dear Hisler family- we loved your Mom just like we love you all! Such a true gem that touched so many. What a great personality and radiance. She raised some really super kids and we loved being a part of your life too! We love you all and are always here for you just like family. ..just like your mom was. Prayers and love. Bobby and Nan Manning

Raymond & Ellen Quigg

April 3, 2019

Although we had never met Joan Hisler, we do know Deirdre. She has been a good friend to us for a few years now. From what we have read about Joan, we know why Deirdre is the way she is.
God bless the family and hope God gives peace to the family during their time of sorrow.
Blessings, Raymond & Ellen Quigg
Terlingua, Texas

Johnnie Schreiber DeLeon

April 3, 2019

Some of my fondest memories center around our time spent at swim meets. Your mom's contagious laughter created joy for everyone who was in her midst and her booming voice could be heard cheering us on--even though we were only in elementary or junior high school. What a treasure!
Later in life, I was occasionally blessed to encounter her after Mass, always wearing that engaging smile which I imagine is now beaming in Christ's direction. In genuine kindness, she always asked about my mom and sent her greetings.
God bless you, Mrs. Hisler, and may you rest in peace.

Elise and Bruce, Samantha and Will Shirey

April 3, 2019

Joanie was so interested in everything. She shared the joys and triumphs when our children graduated from high school or celebrated a birthday. She was so excited when our son and her grandson were able to attend Junior Meadow lakes Golf Clinics together. She was a grand friend and confidant to Marge Shirey, to my children's grandmother. She and I shared April as our same birthday month and we have had her to dinner to celebrate numerous occasions. We also shared the same name middle name of Elise. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you.

Rebecca (Haines) Garza

April 3, 2019

My deepest condolences. Your mom was a sweet lady!
My prayers go out to you and your family. May God comfort your hearts during this difficult time.