Sue Ellen Harris

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Sue (Hohlbaugh) Harris died peacefully at home after a long illness among relatives and friends on April 1, 2012 in Spring, Texas. One of 6 children, Sue was born (1930) to George and Alice Ree (Purcell) Hohlbaugh in Akron, Ohio. She grew up in Springfield Township (OH), graduating from the high school (1948). She played clarinet and won awards in penmanship. After formal secretarial training, she met and married (1949) Nicholas James Harris (originally, Photiadies) from Akron. They immediately relocated to Houston, where they raised two children, Nicholas, Jr. and Beverly. Professionally, Sue served in several important administrative roles, including legal secretary for a young Bob Lanier, and in an award-winning project management-type position related to the construction of Spring Branch Memorial Hospital. In 1975, they relocated to Huntsville to operate two restaurants. Later, in 1989, they worked in hotel management, traveling extensively. They retired to the Lake Conroe area in 1995. Known as a meticulous and vivacious woman, Sue was the southern matriarch of her large family. She was a lifetime card player and bridge club member. She also enjoyed gardening and her poodles, as well as time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Nick Harris; an older sister, Doris Orndorff; a younger brother, David Hohlbaugh; a son, Nicholas, Jr., and Jamie Harris; a daughter, Beverly Beisert; and four grandchildren, Oscar Beisert, Jr., Nick Harris, III, Shay Beisert, and Hope Harris.

Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday April 4 th from 5 until 7 PM at Addison Funeral Home, 18630 Kuykendahl Rd Spring, Texas 77379. A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday April 5 th at 10 AM at Addison Funeral Home. Condolence for Sue's family may be left at addisonfuneralhomes.com. The family requests permanent plants or charitable donations of your choice in lieu of flowers.


Published on yourconroenews.com from Apr. 2 to Apr. 15, 2012