Harmony Walker Nagle
Harmony Walker Nagle, 99, of Houston, TX died on Monday, the 24th of May 2021, at her home.
Harmony was born the 25th of December 1921, in Hominy, OK to Katherine Walker and Granville Walker. She attended Hominy public schools where she was active in band and glee club and was 1938 Hominy Bucks Football Queen.
After graduating, Harmony attended Gulf Park College and later enrolled at the U. of Oklahoma where she joined Chi Omega and earned an English degree. In her first class, on her first day at OU, Harmony met Paul Nagle. The two were married in Victorville, CA in 1945; after WWII, they returned to Oklahoma. In 1957, the family moved to Noroton, CT, in a blizzard, to a home on Long Island Sound. In 1975, Harmony and Paul moved to Houston where they remained for the rest of their lives. After Paul's death, Harmony embraced single life and made many strong friendships.
Harmony was warm and loving, wrapped in persistent optimism and full of civility and humor. She was a storyteller at heart and enjoyed relating family history and adventures of her youth. Sometimes a stickler, she could be critical of bad behavior, bad grammar, poor spelling, and pomposity of all kinds.
She loved to cook, was good at it, and her honey buns were a Christmas staple for many families. She had a genuine love of learning, completing a full curriculum in German and studying and playing piano throughout her years. Even in her final year, with memories fading, she would still break into a song in a thin alto, with fine pitch and lyrics intact.
She is survived by three sons, Paul, Jr. and wife Beverly of Macon, GA; Mark and wife Nancy of Oklahoma City, OK, and Timothy and wife Karen of Houston, TX; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her last years were greatly enhanced by the friendship and kind care at Brookdale Galleria and by the amazing Jones sisters, Vera, Estella, Gloria and Frankie.
A memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 11th of June 2021, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent grand foyer.
Please visit Ms. Nagle's online memorial tribute at GeoHLewis.com
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Published by Houston Chronicle on May 28, 2021.