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Joanne Cargill Lux, 91 died peacefully on August 21, 2019. A celebration of her life will be held at Woodway First United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 8 at 1:30 p.m., Pastor Bryan Patrick officiating. Private interment will follow at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.
Joanne was born January 7, 1928 in Waco, Texas. She was educated in Waco public schools and graduated from Waco High School in June, 1944. She attended Baylor University and was a graduate of Central City Commercial College (4-C).
In July of 1946 Joanne married her high school sweetheart, William Robert (Bill) Lux upon his return from service in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. Joanne ran a successful Hallmark Store in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. She was also sought after by many brides for her abilities as a floral designer. In addition, she assisted Bill in his accounting practice and became his loving caregiver after he suffered a massive stroke in 1995.
Joanne and Bill were charter members of Woodway First United Methodist Church. She served her church in many capacities. These included Sunday school teacher, secretary of the administrative board, chairwoman of the commission on missions, president of United Methodist Women, coordinator for Meals on Wheels, nurture committee and golden jubilee committee. Joanne loved God and the people of her church. She wanted to be remembered as a devout Christian.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey M. and Atwood Lyons Cargill, as well as her husband William R. Lux, Sr. She is survived by two sons, William R. Lux, Jr. and his wife, Mary Lou of Hewitt, Texas and Michael Harvey Lux of Dripping Springs, Texas, grandchildren Eric Lux, Gregory Amber and his wife Stacy, Atwood Patricia Lux and Mary Katherine Lux, nine great grandchildren (Sarah, Mason, Christy, Cade, Emalee, Makala, Aaron, Samuel, Megan) and one great-great grandchild (June) and her beloved pup, Desi.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to her church, Woodway FUMC. Special thanks go to Bluebonnet Hospice for their care and compassion during the last weeks of Joanne’s life.