Joyce Evelyn Sauer-Harlowe

Joyce Evelyn Sauer-Harlowe

November 11, 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 Nov.11, 1936, in Houston to Louis Alfred Sauer and Marguerite Kolbe Sauer. She was youngest of their three 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 Aug. 15, 1959, they moved to San Antonio for both of their careers. Joyce took a job with the Northside Independent School District as a third grade teacher. She taught for more than a decade and was a member of the Texas State Teachers Association. In her free time she enjoyed china painting and gardening.

In October 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; sister, Betty Lou Sauer Cutrer of Houston and brother in law, Sitman (Sibby) Curter of Houston. 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.

Services were held Tuesday, May 15, at Clements Wilcox Funeral Home and interment at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

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