Helen Wilcox Shackelford, age 95, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2021 surrounded by her relatives. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado, on February 6, 1926 to Herbert and Helen (Tixier) Wilcox. Her father owned or operated grocery shops all over the Southwest, which permitted Helen to increase up in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Wyoming.
In 1942, Helen attended The College of Arizona in which she majored in record. There she met and married Lt. Dave S. Shackelford, on November 25, 1944. Over the up coming 20 decades, they lifted their loved ones in several places close to the world, which includes the United States, Europe and Asia, while Dave served as a pilot in the US Air Force. Their remaining duty station was in San Antonio, where Helen has resided for the past 59 years. She experienced a deep and abiding love for the Town, its people today, lifestyle and history.
At the time settled in San Antonio, Helen attended Parish Draughon’s Enterprise Higher education the place she was later hired as a instructor. She continued her vocation in the important data office at the Bexar County Courthouse and then was a devoted employee of Osborn Heirs Business exactly where she retired after 30 many years of company. When not performing, you could come across Helen supporting her 4 daughters and all the MacArthur Brahmas or savoring a comforting weekend at the household ranch in Blanco, Texas.
Helen had a keen and inquiring mind and was particularly well go through. All through her lifestyle, which includes at the incredibly conclusion, she acknowledged the daily problem of the most challenging crossword puzzles, and triumphed in excess of them. Her deep enjoy for history and household led her to compile a in-depth account of her family’s genealogy. She was never ever happier than when explaining family members lineage or telling relatives tales to any of her offspring. Helen’s other passion was journey and she was privileged to just take every of her grandchildren on an abroad adventure, a trip none of them will ever forget.
Helen is survived by her four daughters and their husbands, Diane (Jerry) Turner, Stephanie (Gavin) Smith, Ann Lynn Perkins and Helen Lisa Shackelford 7 grandchildren, Langston (Meredith) Turner, Amanda (Chris) Flanigan, Ashley (Michael) Hanna, Courtney Turner, Brad (Lauren) Morgan, Stephanie (Michael) Sierra and Really worth (Medley) Turner and thirteen wonderful grandchildren, Mary Helen, Wilcox and Tennie Turner Sam, Caroline, and Diane Claire Sierra Harrison and Bishop Turner William and Catherine Hanna Lindsey, Lillie and Bradley Morgan. She was preceded in demise by her mom and dad, Herbert and Helen Wilcox, and her son-in-legislation, Donald Morgan.
Helen’s loved ones wishes to convey their honest gratitude to Francis Rivera, Delores Esparza and Miranda Alderete for their loving care during Helen’s extended health issues, as very well as to Guiding Gentle Hospice employees, Andrew, Meredith and Reuben. Burial will be in Blanco, Texas, next a private family graveside support. In lieu of flowers, contributions may perhaps be built to the San Antonio Foodstuff Bank, the San Antonio Humane Society, Guiding Mild Hospice or the charity of your preference.
A celebration of daily life will be held in the Shopping mall at Towers on Park Lane on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Revealed by Convey-News on Jul. 25, 2021.