Helen Louise Hannan Berryhill

December 6, 1923June 5, 2018

Helen Louise (Hannan) Berryhill, 94, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 5 at Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Helen was born December 6, 1923 in Texarkana, Arkansas the daughter of James and Maudie Hannan. She grew up in Pueblo, Colorado; and later moved to Texas to attend and graduate from Mary Hardin-Baylor College in Belton, Texas. Helen met the love of her life, Elmer Berryhill, in Bovina, TX. They were later married on June 2, 1949. She was a school teacher for many years, teaching Home Economics and later Kindergarten. Helen taught school in Albin, Wyoming, Bovina, Quitaque and Dimmitt, Texas. After her retirement, she enjoyed sewing wall hangings and quilts. Most of all of her work was given away to family and friends to enjoy. Helen continued sewing until her death.

Helen is preceded in death by her mother, Maudie Hannan Crowell; and a brother, James W. Hannan.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Elmer “Berry” Berryhill; daughter and son-in-law, Becky Berryhill and Michael Brock; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Rose Berryhill; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Neil Jones; granddaughter, Crystal Gayle Berryhill; three nieces; and good friends, Les and Carla Miller.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UMHB, Box 8433, 900 College Street, Belton, Texas 76513 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803.


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Jackie Esnard

June 7, 2018

I just have to say that I truly loved Ms. Berryhill. She taught me so much and prepared me for life. She was a wonderful Home Economics teacher and so very smart!!
I know she is with the Lord. I will always remember her encouragement and genuine care for me. I miss her so much, Jackie Esnard

Ruth Hannan Jones

June 7, 2018

Sister Ruth Jones continues:

One of Helen's teaching assignments was in Wyomning. Mom spent part of her time up there. Helen felt so isolated and lonesome . She then taught in Texas where she met Elmer Berryhill. The rest of her life was as teacher (kindergarten), mother and wife. She was one of a kind.

Ruth Jones

June 7, 2018

Helen was 2 years and 3 months older than me. My name is Ruth. Helen will best be known as an expert seamtress and a very intelligent lady. When she was young she had to spend a year in a bed because of a combination of illnesses. She was put on motivated gym class that taught her lariating and bow & arrow shooting. In high school she corrected math papers for a teacher. In college she chose "Home Ec" as a major. I spent one year as her roommate before entering a nursing class.

Grace Jones

June 6, 2018

When the Jones/Berryhill family celebrated Christmas together at the cabin in Ruidosa, New Mexico, Aunt Helen gave me a royal blue/red with yellow stripe turtle neck sweater she had knitted. Almost every picture taken in winter/snow since, has me wearing it. I finally gave it to Good Will several years ago - my favorite sweater for nearly 30 years!

Just loved her sense of humor and her laugh. I also remember how mom and she sounded so much alike, whenever they were around each other for more than a couple of days.

This picture was taken at Yosemite National Park in June of 2006. The last time the Jones and Berryhill family got together, to celebrate Mom and Dads 50th Anniversary.

We will miss you Aunt Helen.