Cook-Walden Funeral Home

6100 North Lamar, Austin, TX


Helen Lucille Hoy

November 23, 1921September 12, 2020

November 23, 1921 – September 12, 2020 On September 12, 2020, the portals of Heaven open to welcome the arrival of Helen Lucille Hoy. Standing to welcome her was her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her beloved husband, Horace Edwin Hoy, her father and mother, and many relatives and friends.

Helen was born in McGregor, Texas on November 23, 1921, to Ernest and Tillie Brandes. She was living in Cedar Park, Texas when she passed away. Helen lived a long life in which she honored the Lord. Those who knew her knew a person who enjoyed many things throughout her life. Helen and Horace Hoy joined Hyde Park Baptist Church in 1951. In 1959, Helen became the Preschool C Division Director of HPBC enlisting and training teachers for Sunday School and VBS for 29 years. Helen retired from the position in 1987 to attend Sunday School with her husband. When the south educational building was completed, she served as director for a 4-year-old department. She served in this capacity for 2 ½ years and retired again. In 1995 when her husband of 54 years went to be with the Lord, she again found her place of service in the Preschool C Division as “Greeter and Secretary”. Helen accumulated 44 of service in the Preschool C Division. Helen also led conferences for the Sunday School division of the Baptist General Convention of Texas over the state for Sunday School and VBS. Helen became co-director with Peggy Miller of the Widowed Persons Support Group in January 1996. She retired from this position in January 2009.

Survivors include brother Max Brandes of McGregor, Texas; daughter and son in law, Kristy and Dennis Fischer of Austin, Texas; daughter and son in law Judy and Larry Crooks of Round Rock, Texas; four grandchildren, Scott Fischer of Austin, Texas; Kimberly and Jeff Francis of Georgetown, Texas; Jason Fischer of Dallas, Texas; and Adam and Mandy Crooks of Charlevoix, Michigan. Four great grandchildren, Brinley and Ryker Frances of Georgetown, Texas; S.J. Fischer of Taylor, Texas; and Claire Lucille Crooks of Charlevoix, Michigan. Nieces and nephews, Tim and Rosanne Brandes family in Moody, Texas; Robin and Bill Hinson family in Crawford, Texas; Annette and Jim Wilk family in Troy, Texas; along with other family and friends.

The family thanks all the staff at the Isle at Cedar Ridge for the care and friendship they provided. Special thanks go to the doctors and nurses at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.

A family visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 15 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Cook-Walden Funeral Home located at 6100 North Lamar in Austin, Texas. The celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, September 16 at 1:00pm in the Worship Center of Hyde Park Baptist Church located at 3900 Speedway in Austin, Texas.

She will be laid to rest at Cook-Walden/ Capital Parks located at 14501 North IH-35 in Pflugerville, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be sent to Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3900 Speedway, in Austin, Texas 78759, or a charity of your choice.


  • Scott Fischer, Active Pallbearer
  • Jason Fischer, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeff Francis, Active Pallbearer
  • Will Fisher, Active Pallbearer
  • Danny Bivens, Active Pallbearer
  • David Thomas, Active Pallbearer
  • Adam Crooks, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tim Brandes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Hinson, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Hyde Park Baptist Church


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Interment

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Helen Lucille Hoy

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Kay Bond

September 18, 2020

My sincere sympathy to all the family of Helen Hoy. She was always a beautiful Christian influence to the children and their families at Hyde Park Baptist Church. I was privileged to know her for many years. With love, Kay Bond

Karen Hoffmeister

September 16, 2020

Mom (Verna Warwick) and I loved Helen Hoy with all our hearts. Mom told me about a lovely phone conversation she’d had with Helen just a couple of weeks before Helen saw Jesus face-to-face. As in every conversation, they had shared prayer requests about family members and friends; they were prayer partners for many years. I can honestly say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Helen is the only person I’ve ever known that loved others more than she loved herself. It was mentioned at the funeral service today that Helen demonstrated all of the fruits of the Spirit as she lived a life of daily dedication to her Lord Jesus Christ. So true. We will miss our dear friend, and long for the day we’ll be reunited.

Kris Hanneman

September 15, 2020

Dear Kristy and Judy,

I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I knew Helen through my Mom, Elinor Baker. As you know, Helen and Elinor (along with their husbands Horace and Roger) became lifelong friends from their time together at Texas A & M. They always kept in touch – Mom so looked forward to your Mom’s calls and letters throughout the years. I kept in touch with Helen after Mom died in 2017. Helen was such a loving, caring and deeply religious person. It was an honor to know her. She brought much joy to other people’s lives and will be dearly missed.

With love, Kris Hanneman (Elinor Baker’s daughter)

Jerry McGraw

September 14, 2020

Helen, was a great mentor to me in the Hyde Park Baptist children’s ministry back in the 70’s. She taught me so much. She was invaluable to that ministry. Her love for children was contagious. She will be mussed.
In Him,
Jerry McGraw


September 14, 2020

My deepest condolences. It was my pleasure meeting you mother, she was very sweet. I have only heard the nicest of things about her from all the neighbors. She know was truly loved here on her block. I know she was very proud of her girls too. Sincerely.

Joann Traver

September 13, 2020

I'm very thankful for the blessings I've received from my friendship with Helen. She was a very lovely Christian friend to me and to my family. In the later years I enjoyed our telephone conversations discussing all kinds of subjects that we both had an interest in. I will miss Helen but I know she is in her place in the heavenly realms in the arms of Jesus and feeling just fine.

Missy Stewart

September 13, 2020

Christy and Judy-
I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. As people would say, “ She was one of the good ones.” I was privileged to teach under her guidance for over a decade in the Hyde Park Sunday School. I also have a wonderful memory of our trip to Glorieta in the early 80’s. I’ll always remember Helen’s smile and the way she made me feel so special. God bless each of you. She sure loved Horace and her girls.


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