Louise Green Polley Harris

Louise Green Polley Harris, 83, died Oct. 25, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 14, 1929, the third of five children to Gustavus Brooks Green and Cecil (Lee) Green in Eden.

She married David Lyle Polley and had six children.

She worked for the city of Austin supporting the 911 Emergency Management Systems. After retiring, she married James Eugene Harris and was able to spend her time traveling and enjoying the company of her soul mate.

During her life, she loved to research her family’s history. Her ancestors first came to Texas in the 1820s with Stephen F. Austin as part of the “Old 300” and her relatives still live in the Central Texas area.

She willingly gave of her time to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Children of the Republic of Texas by serving many hours at the French Legation and the DRT Museum in Austin.

Survivors include children Greg Polley and wife Donna of Lindale, Ga., Mark Polley and wife Margie of Lenoir City, Tenn., Eric Polley of Dallas, Cheryl Serrano and husband Dave of Fountain, Colo., Dawn Garrett and husband Jag of Pueblo West, Colo., and Cindy Worley and husband Paul of Huffman; brothers Gus Green and wife Betty of Fort Worth and Robert Green and wife Billye of Las Cruces, N.M.; sister-in-law Marty Green of Placitas, N.M.; 26 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents; brothers Cecil and J. Wiley; and husband James Eugene Harris.

A funeral service was Oct. 28 at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home chapel, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano, (325) 247-4300.

A private internment was held at the Bluffton Cemetery in Bluffton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the DRT, 510 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752.

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