Aileen Harris completed her 98 year journey on earth, Thursday, July 18, 2019, thanks to our Heavenly Father who is loving, kind & merciful.
Aileen was born Gracie Eileen Sheppard along with her twin sister, Georgie Evelyn on July 7, 1921 to Arvin & Nora Katy Sheppard in Purdon, Texas. Growing up in Goldthwaite, Aileen met and married the love of her life, Melvin Smith Harris. Their 49-year marriage produced one son and one daughter. In 1953 the family relocated to Brownwood. Aileen pursued a career as a LVN in 1963. She worked at Brownwood Memorial Hospital, then Brownwood Regional Hospital. Later she worked and retired from the Brownwood branch of The Texas Youth Council.
She is survived by her son, Marshall Harris of Seguin, Texas; her daughter, Judy Gale of The Colony; four grandchildren, Amy Schoening, Jonathan Gale, Fred Harris and Melissa McCoo; 10 great-grandchildren one great- great-granddaughter.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Smith Harris; her parents, Arvin and Nora Katy Sheppard; her twin sister, Evelyn Herron; her sister, Lucile Fisher; her son-in- law, Kenneth Gale; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery in Goldthwaite, Texas. Interment will be at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery in Goldthwaite, Texas.