Obituary of Karen Sue Helton
Karen Sue Helton, 71, passed away Friday, October 7, 2022. She is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Wilma Smith; and sister Kay Culley. Left to cherish Karen’s memory are her loving husband, of 51 wonderful years, Larry Helton; sons Eric Peter Helton, Michael Don Helton and wife, Michelle; daughter Kristin Pham and husband, David; seven grandchildren, and many more dear family and friends.
Karen was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished her family. She adored her grandchildren and was affectionately known as their “Mimi”. Karen was very excited for and involved with her grandchildren’s baptisms, also spending quality time with each of them, and helping and watching them learn. They were truly her biggest joy currently in her life.
Karen also loved teaching all children and enjoyed a wonderful career at Shadycrest Elementary. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling. Karen especially enjoyed visiting New York when the church choir sang at Carnegie Hall. She also enjoyed visiting the Dominican Republic for a destination wedding and had a lot of fun visiting Yellowstone National Park. Christmas was her favorite holiday and always doing something special every year. Karen will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 West Broadway. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 5515 Broadway, in Pearland, Texas, with Pastor Jon Salminen officiating.
In Loving Memory
1950 - 2022
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