Gertrude Marmar Harris

June 14, 1912January 9, 2014

Gertrude Marmar Harris, age 101, of Dallas, formerly of Nacogdoches, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Walnut Place Nursing Home in Dallas. Gertrude was born on June 14, 1912 in Tyler, Texas to the late Louis V. and Fannie Laskowitz Marmar. Gertrude graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She married the love of her life and best friend Louis Harris on November 11, 1934 in Tyler. He preceded her in death on January 21, 1997 after 63 years of marriage.

Gertrude was a member of Rotary Anns, the Symphony Club, and the Cum Concilio Club. When her children were in school, she was very active in the PTA and all of their different activities. Gertrude had a deep passion for music and played the piano by ear. In her free time, Gertrude enjoyed playing golf and was an avid bridge player attaining the title of Life Master. Gertrude lived more than a century and yet the time she had will never seem enough to her beloved family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

Gertrude is survived by two daughters, Frances Caldwell, and husband Joe, of El Paso and Dana Cutright of Dallas; grandchildren, Shelly Bolder, Tracy Schwartz and husband Jonathan, Andrew Cutright, Gary Cutright, and Stuart Cutright and wife Lisa; great-grandchildren, Ashley Bolder, Jack Schwartz, Nicholas Schwartz, Rachel Cutright, Cooper Cutright, Hannah Cutright, and Henry Cutright; and by a host of other relatives and very special friends.

Gertrude was also preceded in death by one brother, A.C. Marmar.

Graveside services for Gertrude Harris will be held at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Beth El Cemetery in Tyler with Rabbi Neil Katz officiating.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to her caregiver Catina Maddox for all of her loving care and compassion towards Gertrude.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, January 12, 2014

Gertrude Marmar Harris

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Karen Benning

January 14, 2014

Sweet Dana and Frances,
I will miss your Mama"s precious hugs and affirmations. She made my world a sunnier place. I'll miss her at WOW at Walnut Place. My prayers are wilth you and your family.

Lloyd James Funeral Home

January 11, 2014

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