Audra Joiner, 81, of Bryan, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Bryan. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the funeral Center. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Pioneer Cemetery in Graham, Texas. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.
Audra was a graduate of Graham High School and attended North Texas State University. In 1961 she and Bill Joiner were married in Denton, Texas. They lived in Bryan where she raised her two children before moving to Ruidoso, New Mexico where they owned and operated the Whispering Pine Cabins for 26 years. Audra had a passion for teaching and in last 20 years of her life she devoted her time and energies to teaching children with special needs. Her greatest wish was that each child has an equal opportunity at a good education. Audra taught special needs children in Ruidoso and later assisted with special needs children for Bryan ISD. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bryan. Audra loved animals and was an advocate for any lost animal she found.
Audra was proceeded in death by her spouse Bill Joiner and great-grand son Christopher Joiner.
Survivors include son, Michael Joiner and wife Denise of Bryan; daughter, Marci Joiner of Bedias; six grandchildren, Joshua Joiner, Jacob Joiner, Jamie Keaton, Kaitlin Keaton, Alexander Joiner, and Cassandra Joiner; eleven great-children, Zachary Joiner, Noah Joiner, Wyatt Joiner, Gracie Scott, Aleya Scott, Ayzik Scott, Avery Bastain, Kaedance Keaton, Ilyanna Joiner, Kayla Moreno, and Angel Moreno.
In lieu of flowers Audra ask all donations to be made to the Aggieland Humane Society.
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