Murphy Funeral Homes

4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA


Helen Virginia Sellers

May 16, 1926August 2, 2019

Helen Virginia Sellers died August 2, 2019 at her home in Arlington, Virginia

Helen Virginia (Heald) Sellers was born May 16, 1926 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Jack Mahoney and Margaret Corkill Heald and grew up in Dalhart, Texas. During High School, the family moved to Corpus Christi, TX where her father worked for the US Navy then joined the Coast Guard during World War II. Helen graduated from Corpus Christi High School and received an Associate’s Degree from Corpus Christi Jr. College. She also worked as the control engineer at radio station KRIS. Helen met her future husband Naval Flight Cadet Harry Seagrove Sellers while living in Corpus Christi. The Heald family would invite Navy Cadets over to their home after church for a lemonade social get together. Harry would play the piano to entertain. They married on Sunday, February 3, 1946 at the First Methodist Church in Corpus Christi. The next day they left Corpus Christi for Harry’s first assignment as an Ensign at Ream Field, CA. From there, Navy life saw them living in over 35 different residences over the next 30 years. After Harry’s final Command of the Aircraft Carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt and a tour in the Pentagon, they continued to reside in Arlington, VA.

Helen is survived by her sons Darrow Harry Sellers (Gail) of Salinas, CA; Richard Lynn Sellers (Jacqueline) of Arlington, VA; 5 grandchildren-Ron, Rebekah, Suzanne, Matthew, and Christine; two great grandchildren Diane and Brooke; and a brother Jack M. Heald Jr (Cynthia) of Tucson, AZ.

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.


1 October

Graveside Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Arlington National Cemetery

1 Memorial Ave
Arlington, VA 22211


Helen Virginia Sellers

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elizabeth golden

August 12, 2019

I have many happy memories of times with Helen and Harry
with Helen's lovely voice accompanied by Harry's wonderful piano, and nice memories of getting together later in life with Helen.
Our sympathies are with the family.

Kathy Leighton

August 10, 2019

Our most sincere condolences to all the Seller’s family. Harry and Helen were dear friends of my parents and attended many of our family “life events”. We are so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. I am comforted at the thought that she is once again singing to Harry’s beautiful piano music in heaven.

Kathy and Geoff Leighton
Nee Lewis