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Eris Martin Loomis
February 16, 1926 – June 2, 2012

She fought the "good fight," with faith, dignity and courage until the last moment of her life, until she peacefully passed into the loving presence of the Lord on June 2, 2012.

She quietly "dealt" with breast cancer, diabetes and in the last two years of her life, the loss of the use of her legs. She met those challenges as she did every other challenge in her life.

She was a lifelong member of Highland Park United Methodist Church. She attended Southern Methodist University, where she was Home Coming Queen and a Rotunda Beauty. She was also a member of Pi Beta Phi and a Golden Arrow recipient. She also attended the University of Southern California.
She was a sustainer with The Junior League of Dallas at the time of her passing, and also an active member of The Dallas Women's Club. She was a volunteer at Baylor Medical Center and also worked with severely mentally challenged children. Her first professional position was that of Volunteer Director of The Community Council of Greater Dallas. She later developed a successful career selling precious jewels and earned a large clientele, and was respected for her knowledge of fine jewelry and her integrity.

Despite her many accomplishments such as Chairman of a Committee for the Dallas Garden Club, she always countered with self-deprecating humor as when she was quoted in the Dallas Morning News as saying "but you can't tell it by my lawn."
She was also involved with numerous civic and cultural affairs, including The Dallas Opera, and The Dallas Symphony.

Predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Reynolds Martin, M.D. (May Gustavus), her beloved first born daughter, Linda Wyatt Deer Freeman and sister Ann Martin Huff and husband.

She is survived by her adored and cherished son Jackson R. Wyatt, Jr.; adored and cherished younger daughter Eris Estelle Loomis, who she called her "God" child; grandson Joseph H. Deer ("Herbie"), precious great granddaughter Zoe Deer, granddaughter Traci Deer Harrell, her husband Will, precious great granddaughter Larson and precious great-grandsons Stoney and Wyatt Harrell; her dear sisters, the surviving girls of Pi Beta Phi who have met almost monthly for over 60 years; and her new family members over the last two years, the staff of Juliette Fowler Homes, Inc. and the staff of Faith Presbyterian Hospice, of special note Ben, RN and Rodriquez, M.D.; she sincerely loved all of her direct care providers. Her family wishes to thank all of them for all of the wonderful care she received.

She is also survived by her dog "Floppy," and cat "Bitsy" who brought her great comfort over the years, and her "grand puppies" Gracie and Mary, who also brought her great comfort and were also allowed to visit her at Juliette Flower.

Graveside Service will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest, Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:00 am, NW Highway, with memorial service in Cox Chapel at 11:00 am, the Rev. Arville McLain officiating.