Harris Kramer Garrett

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Garrett, Harris Kramer Harris Kramer Garrett was born in Washington, DC on October 26, 1926 to Dorothy Pope and Harry C. Kramer. She died surrounded by all five of her children on January 27 at 9:00 p.m. Harris shared her passion for life and learning with her children, grandchildren and friends. Her energy will live within us for the rest of our lives. She graduated from Smith College in 1948 and received her M.A. in English from the University of Dallas in 1974. She was a founder and director of Community Education at the University of Dallas. Harris valued her 30 years of work as a docent at the Dallas Museum of Art. She served on the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association of Smith College and Planned Parenthood of Dallas. She was an active member of the Dallas Shakespeare Club. For many years she was active in Girl Scouts, Smith College Club, American Field Service and the Women's Council of Dallas. Harris was a Flying Scot National Sailing Champion and a three times finalist for the Adams Cup National Women's Sailing Championship. She was an avid tennis player and a member of the Dallas Country Club. She was a member of St. Michael and all Angels Episcopal Church. Harris was preceded in death by her husband of forty-three years, William Calvert Garrett, a long time Dallas attorney. Harris is survived by son, Ralph Garrett of Dallas, daughter, Jane Hancock, and husband, Scott Hancock of Dallas, son, Calvert Garrett of Seattle, daughter, Mollie Pin and husband, Paul Pin of Dallas, daughter, Dorothy Smith and her husband Harold Smith of Charlotte. Her grandchildren include Jonathan Garrett, William Hancock, Ben Hancock, step-grandson Trammell Hancock, Alyssa Garrett, Hadley Garrett, Jessica Pin, Garrett Pin, Calvert Smith, Eleanor Smith, and Sophie Smith. Memorial service, Saturday, January 30 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church. Gifts may be made to Planned Parenthood of North Texas , Dallas Museum of Nature & Science, or The Trinity Trust Foundation.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 29, 2010
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