Joan May Harris
May 23, 1930 – January 3, 2021
On January 3rd, 2021 Joan M. Harris passed away and took her place in Heaven. She was born on May 23rd, 1930 in Beaver Crossing Nebraska to Gustav and Albina Kohout, whose families had immigrated from Czechoslovakia. After graduating from high school, she moved to San Antonio to attend business school and pursue a career as a secretary. Shortly thereafter she met her fella and future husband Allan E. Harris and they were married in 1948.
She spent many years working as a secretary in the Austin and San Antonio area, including 14 years at Casis Elementary School in Austin, before retiring in 1986. She and her husband then decided to move to Canyon Lake where they both volunteered at the Canyon Lake Action Center, running a thrift shop as manager and assistant manager. In 1997 they made one last move to the Pleasant Hill community in Nacogdoches to be closer to family. And, yet again, she put in many hours of volunteer work at Nacogdoches Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her siblings. Survivors are her two children, son Jeffrey A. Harris and wife, Diane E. Harris, both of Nacogdoches, daughter Carol A. Weaver and husband Charles E. Weaver III, both of Nacogdoches, granddaughter Emily L. Harris of Nacogdoches, great grandson Allen B. Harris, great granddaughter Chloe A. Box, both of Nacogdoches, nephew Richard Waldman and wife Becky of San Antonio, great nephews Matthew and Joshua Waldman, both of San Antonio and a small army of Weaver and Fuller step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, whom she loved immensely as if they were her own.
As of now, due to current events, her service will be delayed until further notice. The family wishes that there be no floral arrangements sent, but to please make a donation in her name to the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.