Joyce Evelyn Sauer-Harlowe
November 9, 1936 – May 11, 2018
Joyce Evelyn Sauer-Harlowe of Granite Shoals, Texas went peacefully to be with our Lord on Friday May 11, 2018 surrounded by Bill (husband), Kristin (daughter), Roman (son-in-law), Bubba (brother) and Cindy (niece).
Joyce was born November 11, 1936 in Houston, Texas to Louis Alfred Sauer and Marguerite Kolbe Sauer. She was the youngest of their 3 children.
Joyce grew up in Houston and graduated from Spring Branch High School then attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. While at Southwestern she was initiated into Alpha Delta Pi sorority and also met her future husband, William Walton Harlowe Jr. or “Bill”. She graduated in 1959 from Southwestern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. After marrying Bill, August 15, 1959, they moved to San Antonio,Texas for both of their careers where Joyce took a job with the Northside Independent School District as a 3rd grade teacher. She taught for over a decade and was a member of the Texas State Teachers Association. In her free time she enjoyed china painting and gardening.
In October of 1970, Joyce and Bill had a daughter, Kristin Ann. Joyce was a doting and loving mother, spending countless hours at Kristin’s school helping out with the PTA or being a room mother. She was always the first to volunteer to help when help was needed. Joyce, Bill and Kristin loved to travel in their RV and see all parts of Texas and the south on school holidays and weekends.
In 1993, she and Bill retired and built a house on Lake LBJ. In retirement she enjoyed tending to her yard, cooking, reading and going on the occasional trip with Bill. She spent many hours with her friends from the neighborhood and church friends from Genesis Lutheran Church in Buchanan Dam.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Betty Lou Sauer Cutrer of Houston and brother in law, Sitman (Sibby)Curter of Houton. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bill of Granite Shoals, daughter, Kristin Harlowe Friesenhahn and son in law Roman Friesenhahn of Schertz, Texas and brother Donald (Bubba) Sauer and his wife Barbara Sauer of Conroe, Texas. She was loved and will be missed by countless, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.
- "Bubba" Don Sauer
- Roman Friesenhahn
- Ken Sauer
- Buddy Dilley
- Gary Baeythe
- Bo Allen
- Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Joyce Evelyn Sauer-Harlowe
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Bill & Fran McMahon
May 16, 2018
We have been long time friends of Joyce and Bill Harlowe dating back to when they first moved to San Antonio. We have great memories of Joyce (and Bill). She was a beautiful person, inside and out, and we are very saddened by her passing. Our prayers go out to Bill, her loving Husband, her loving Daughter Kristin and all members of her extended Family.