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Mary Harris

Mary Anne Harris

Friday, November 29th, 1929 - Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Obituary

MARY ANNE ROBERTS HARRIS OBITUARY
Arlington - Mary Anne Roberts Harris, a retired realtor died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.
Funeral: A private, graveside service will be held for immediate family only.

Memorial Service: A memorial will be scheduled for a later date, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit Mary Anne's Memorial Website for announcement date - https://memorial.wadefamilyfuneralhome.com/Mary-Harris/4147388/index.php.

Mary Anne was born November 29, 1929 in Arkansas City, Kansas where she attended the local
schools. She went to Oklahoma College for Women for 2 years then received her BA from the
University of Oklahoma where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority. She did graduate work
at SMU on scholarship. She was a speech therapist for the Dallas and Ft. Worth public schools.
While teaching in Dallas in 1953, she met her husband, Tom, on a blind date. He was a freshman
at Southwestern Medical School at the time. They were married in 1953. She followed her
husband to Tacoma, Washington & Anchorage, Alaska while he was serving in the Army Medical
Corps as a doctor. In 1960, they settled in Ft. Worth where Tom was an anesthesiologist and
Mary Anne was busy carpooling their 3 children to Trinity Valley & Ft. Worth Country Day
Schools. They moved to Arlington in 1969. She was a travel agent from 1976 to 1979 then
became a realtor with Ebby Halliday Real Estate. After Tom retired, they began traveling the
world. They took their grandsons, Mitchell and Tony Harris, to all 50 state capitals and the U.S.
capital. They also traveled to Europe and other foreign countries with them as they did with their
other grandchildren. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was a lifelong Methodist.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Walter Albert Roberts and Mary Jane Hitchcock Roberts & her beloved husband, Thomas W. Harris, M.D and beloved son, Gregory Warren Harris.

Survivors: Son, Jeffrey R. Harris, M.D. and wife, Judy Wasserheit, M.D. of Seattle, daughter-in-law, Danielle Chatillon of Las Vegas, daughter, Kathryn Anne Yoakum and husband, Danny, of Austin; grandsons, Mitchell Harris (Geoffrey Whitten), Tony Harris (Samantha), Matthew Faxon and Asher Harris and granddaughter, Chelsea Faxon (David Reeves); great granddaughter, Violet Harris; sister, Carol Sue Roberts Callahan of Conroe, TX; and brother-in-law, Kimble Harris & wife, Ann of Henderson, TX; 5 nieces and 2 nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Mission Arlington.

Wade Family Funeral Home
817-274-9233
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, April 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 11th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available

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Lauren DeCuir

Posted at 10:39pm
Lifting your family in prayer - my Grandmother and MaryAnn were long time neighbors and friends. We always appreciated MaryAnn and Tom looking out for her and helping in any way she needed. She always sent my grandmother cards and notes as well as visited my grandmother once she went to assisted living to bring her a little sunshine and news of the neighborhood. May you find peace in her memory and the love she shared with all. May God bless you - The McLain-DeCuir families.
KB

Kelley Blaylock

Posted at 12:40pm
Kathy and Jeff,
So sorry for the loss of your mom. My mom and I were going over all the special times spent with your family. I remember the first time we saw MaryAnn changing the oil in the cars and we were so impressed. Your mom led such a fun and exciting life, always willing to try something new.
Thinking of you guys.
Kelley and Audrey

Elizabeth Pirkey

Posted at 06:26pm
Mary Anne was such a special person. We loved seeing her every time she came into the office. She always had a smile her face, and was such a genuine, caring lady. She will be truly missed. We all loved Mary Anne and Tom, and know they are now reunited. I send my love to the family.
Elizabeth Pirkey
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