Claudia Parent Helget

August 30, 1944August 2, 2018
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Claudia Parent Helget passed away unexpectedly on August 2, 2018 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 73.

Claudia is survived by her five daughters, Stephanie Elrod, Christine Helget, Deborah Helget, Robin Jones, and Rebecca Helget; son, Mathew Helget; grandchildren, Jessica and Amanda Elrod, Lindsey Bechard, Cameron Slaney, Ronnie and Kenny Helget, Michael and Ashley Jones, Alex Helget, Joshua Helget, Pam Helget and Bret Strubberg; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Jones, Liam and Emily Bechard, and Austin Rich; siblings Carolyn Shook, Cathy Hatcher, Kenneth Parent, Jr., Frank King, Charles Parent, Celeste Harris, and Karla Metz. She is preceded in death by her son, John Helget, her parents, Kenneth Parent, Sr. and Rosanna Delhommer Parent, and her brother, Clarence Parent.

Claudia was born on August 30, 1944 in Dutchtown, Louisiana. She grew up in Dutchtown and Prairieville, Louisiana and graduated from Dutchtown high school. She married Robert Helget, Jr. February 8, 1964 and soon began to build her family. Claudia and her growing family relocated to Dallas, Texas in the early 1970’s where she raised her seven children and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Claudia was an avid gardener and a fiercely competitive tennis player. She was the president of the Poise’N Ivy Garden Club of Dallas, Texas. She took great joy from competing in various tennis tournaments, recently placing second for women's doubles in the 2018 Texas Senior Games in San Antonio, Texas.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a rosary service from 7:00 pm until 7:30 pm. The funeral mass will take place at St. Pius X Catholic Parish Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am with the committal service following at Sacred Heart Cemetery at 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm. A reception service will follow immediately after at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home where all are welcome to join Claudia’s family in celebrating her life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Dallas Arboretum at


  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Rosary Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 10, 2018

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Sharon Parent

August 6, 2018

I was so sorry to hear about Claudia, I know you kids will miss her terribly, prayers and hugs for all of you!!
Claudia was always so fun to be around, so full of life, always with a smile on her beautiful face no matter what was going on in her life, god bless all of you and may Claudia RIP!!! Love Sharon

Connie Brock

August 6, 2018

My condolences to all the family. My siblings and Claudia’s grew up as friends and neighbors. My prayers to all of you at this sad time.

Edna Ground

August 6, 2018

To Claudia’s family. I was shocked to see Claudia’s obituary in the Dallas News this morning. Claudia and I have competed against each other for many years and we always enjoyed our time on the court. She probably enjoyed it more than I did as she usually won. 🎾
She was the sweetest lady inside and out and will be missed. Prayers for each of you. ❤️🙏🙏💐💐

Audrey Braud

August 6, 2018

This new saddened be terribly. Claudia was one of my closest high school friends.. we went to many teenage dances together and played on the basketball team in high school. I have many fond memories being with her. I know her family will miss her so much.

Darlene Grubbs

August 6, 2018

Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find strength in your family and the wonderful memories of your mother. I remember how sweet and kind your mother was to me, it was a honor to know her.

Lois Glass

August 6, 2018

RIPMy Sweet Friend. You were beautiful inside and out. You will be truly missed. We bn friends for a long time!! God bless your Friend & Family Always. Love Lois & Larry Glass

Lynette Parent

August 6, 2018

My prayers to all of you. May the peace of the Holy Spirit comfort ya’ll in this time of grief. Love to all.

Minnie Sells-Kelly

August 4, 2018

To the family and friends of Claudia: Claudia will be truly missed by all that met and came to know her and especially by all her tennis friends and teammates. I always looked forward each year to her joining us for the summer and our End-of-Season gatherings. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again. Prayers for God's Blessing on the family and friends and that you be lifted up and comforted.

Sue Chadwick

August 4, 2018

Praying for God's Light and Love to surround you all in His comfort & blessings during this difficult time. Claudia is soaring in a divine realm now, not of this earth.
Her love of family was evident ... love for her tennis family was sweet & for the game itself! I shall miss her positive attutude on the courts!

Patty Gibbs

August 3, 2018

To the family of Claudia: I am so very sorry for the loss of a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. I have known her for a very long time thru tennis mainly. She loved her family so and was so supportive of all of her children. A very sweet and kind angel. Her pain has been taken away and now she is in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Bless Claudia and we will all miss her sweetness and kindness.

Patty Gibbs