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February 5th, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Homes & Cemeteries East - Braselton Chapel
5257 Green Street Hwy.53 Braselton, GA 30517

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February 5th, 2020 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Homes & Cemeteries East - Braselton Chapel
5257 Green Street Hwy.53 Braselton, GA 30517

Mrs. Dianne Grant Harris, 76

Dianne Grant Harris, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away at home on February 1, 2020. Dianne was born in Thomaston, Georgia, on January 24, 1944. The family moved from Thomaston when she was young, and she attended several secondary schools in Georgia and Tennessee. She graduated from Southwest High School in Atlanta and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Mathematics at Mercer University in Macon in only three years. She was hired by the Scientific Programming Division of Lockheed Corporation as a computer programmer on the C-5A production program. She married her husband Ron, a student at Georgia Tech, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta shortly after her graduation. When he graduated and entered the United States Air Force, she left Lockheed to go with him. During their 27-year Air Force career, Dianne proved to be adept at packing, moving, unpacking, enrolling her sons in new schools, and establishing a family home in each new location that included Texas, New Mexico, Florida, California, Ohio, Nevada, California again, Illinois, the Republic of South Korea, Alabama, Washington, D.C., and finally back to Georgia at Robins Air Force Base. During the family’s two-year accompanied tour in the Republic of South Korea, Dianne earned a Master of Science in Systems Management degree from the University of Southern California and served as president of the Osan Air Base Officers Wives Club. Dianne was also successful in finding computer science jobs at the new locations, giving her opportunities to broaden her professional knowledge and skills. She set a good example for her sons who both obtained computer science degrees and currently work in the same field as their mother.

After retiring from the Air Force, Dianne and Ron moved to Suwanee, Georgia, and she continued working in her career, her last position being Project Manager for Computer Sciences Corporation. After moving to the Village at Deaton Creek near Hoschton, Dianne joined her husband as a ham radio operator, earning an Amateur Extra class license, call sign AF4DH. She served as President of the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club and participated in many emergency communications exercises as a member of the Hall County Amateur Radio Emergency Service. She enjoyed beading and playing cards and mahjong with her friends at Deaton Creek. She loved to watch football games and was a devoted fan of the USC Trojans, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and the Atlanta Falcons. She traveled extensively within the United States including Alaska and Hawaii and in Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.  Dianne had a keen interest in genealogy and was a member of the Jacob Braselton Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church.

Dianne was intelligent, loving and kind, and devoted to her family and friends, all of whom miss her greatly. Her grandchildren especially miss their cherished Nana and will keep her memory in their hearts. She was preceded in death by her son, Jonathan William Harris, and by her parents, William Bayard Grant and Martha Turner Grant. She was a dedicated caregiver for both of her parents. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, William Ronald Harris; son Dustin Michael Harris (Amy Jennifer Harris), grandson Asher Skye Harris and granddaughter Eva Mae Harris of Portland OR; and son Colin Brent Harris (Melissa Denise Jenkins) of Atlanta.

Donations may be made to the Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1450 Pine Road, Dacula GA 30019.

Services will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home Braselton Chapel in Braselton, Georgia with interment at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Memorial Park Funeral Home Braselton Chapel, 5257 Green Street Hwy 53, Braselton, Georgia 30517 is in charge of arrangements.

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Bob Kindelberger 2020-02-02 16:34:14
I only knew Diane for a short time. What I do know was she was a very caring, smart and precious human being. She will be missed.
Dana Stephens-Craig 2020-02-02 16:43:32
Sending love and prayers to all of your family and friends. Mrs. Dianne was a beautiful person inside and out and I know she will be missed dearly by so many.
Eileen Goodson 2020-02-02 17:28:00
Ron, I am so sorry for your loss. Dianne was a wonderful friend. I will miss her terribly.
Al Swint 2020-02-03 09:00:05
Ron, I am deeply saddened to learn of Diane’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Judy and Bob Woerner 2020-02-03 10:27:49
Our prayers are with you Ron and your family. Diane was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed here in Deaton Creek.
Martha Masden 2020-02-03 11:59:42
It was a pleasure to cross paths with Dianne, I'm sure she well live on your hearts, She well be missed. Ble6 and prayers, Ms Marty Masden ( Martha )
Suzie Mckinney 2020-02-03 17:09:53
Ron, I cherish the short time I had with Diane , as a neighbor, and as a fellow sister in the DAR. Diane was such a special person in so many ways and I will miss her greatly.
Arlene and Dick Del Bueno 2020-02-03 19:07:24
Dear Ron and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dianne will certainly be missed. May God rest her soul.
Becky Gilbert 2020-02-04 09:06:50
My heart aches and breaks for all of you! I have so many wonderful memories! I am so sorry Dianne had to suffer so! I will continue praying for the family as I have been while I was praying for Dianne. My God give you strength for each day! Much love!
Sue & John Doughty 2020-02-04 12:15:04
Ron, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Dianne and want you to know that we share in your sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. With Heartfelt Sympathy, Sue & John Doughty
Jeanette Newton 2020-02-04 14:56:17
Ronnie, My heart aches for you at the loss of sweet Dianne! You & your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. I know you have so many beautiful memories that will bring smiles thru your tears and comfort in the days ahead. May God bless, strengthen & comfort you.
Tom and Deb Owen 2020-02-04 17:25:51
Ron, we are so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace. Much love.!
Rue Shafer Johnson 2020-02-05 07:12:56
Sending love and prayers for the family. Diane was a friend from childhood. Her parents were my parents’ best friends and like family to me. So sorry for your loss. A great life well lived and will be so missed.
Denise Stanfield 2020-02-05 08:11:56
Ron you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sad to hear of your loss.
Caroline Mixon/Jacob Braselton Chapter NSDAR 2020-02-05 12:46:39
Dear Harris Family: When Dianne presented me with her documentation for membership into the Daughters of the American Revolution, I had the honor of signing as the Regent of the chapter. I have had the pleasure of learning of her ancestors and her family. This woman was very proud of her heritage and her legacy she leaves. I know she is going to be missed by her family, but know we join you in your grief. Sincere condolences from the Chapter
Nikki Bruce KM4BOQ 2020-02-08 17:34:03
I am so so sorry about your loss. I got to know Dianne when I started working as a Hall Co ARES member and learned a lot from her about Amateur Radio she and I got to be good buddies, I will miss her and her knowledge very much. Prayers are with you from the Bruce family.
Mark Melton 2020-03-20 19:18:44
So sorry to hear of Dianne''s passing. She was one of the most intellegent team leaders I ever had the privilege of working with. So professonal. She will be missed.
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