OBITUARY

Linda Fox Helsper

January 8, 1948April 2, 2021

Linda Fox Helsper left this life on April 2, 2021. She was 73. Despite having cancer since 2003, she enjoyed life to the fullest with her friends and family.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents John and Edith Fox of Tyler, Texas, brother J.B. Fox, Jr and sister Roberta Ann Fox. She is survived by her best friend and husband William (Bill), brothers Bill and Gordon Fox of the Dallas area; stepdaughter Morgan Massie and her husband Don of Reno, NV, daughter Amy Norton and her husband Jim of Salina, KS and their children and grandchildren.

She graduated from Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, LA and attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) in Monroe, LA. She also went to graduate school at NLU, as well as earned a teaching certificate in secondary education from Centenary College in Shreveport, LA.

Linda lived in Arlington for 30 years and was active in her lovely neighborhood through the Wimbledon Garden Club and had volunteered since 2012 at Open Arms Health Clinic, a free health clinic on Little Rd in Arlington. She was a member of St. John the Apostle United Methodist Church on Old Mansfield Rd in Arlington. She retired after 34 years of public service from the Social Security Administration in 2010. She felt very blessed to have made so many wonderful and caring friends through all of the above organizations.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at St. Barnabas United Methodist Church in Arlington, Texas. Her ashes will be dispersed at a later date at St. John’s Episcopal Church in McLean, VA, where her husband and his family were long time members and where she and Bill were married in 1987. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Open Arms Health Clinic.

Services

18 May

Memorial Service

10:00 am

St. Barnabas United Methodist Church

5011 W Pleasant Ridge Rd
Arlington, Texas 76016

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Rod Clark

April 6, 2021

I worked with Linda in the Dallas Regional Office of the Social Security Administration. She was a joy to work with: a great sense of humor, always on top of her subjects, and always ready to help others. I've been following her health reports on Facebook for years, and I hate to hear this news. I hope the thoughts and prayers of friends and family and happy memories of Linda will offer you some comfort during this very sad time.

JoAnn Anderson

April 6, 2021

Linda and I grew from work colleagues to very good friends. I admired her greatly both personally and professionally. She was the best - kind, competent, constant and courageous. I will miss her so very much.

Linda Thowe

April 6, 2021

I met Linda while we both were working for SSA. We were both from north Louisiana, and later worked in Dallas and lived in Arlington. She was such a kind person, and so much fun to be around! She fought a long battle for her health in recent years, and I really admired her determination. I feel lucky to have known her.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY