Helen Jones Yake

August 10, 1932April 2, 2019

Helen Mary Jones Yake age 86, died on Tuesday April 2, 2019, at her home in Richardson, Texas. Helen was born on August 10, 1932, in Patterson, New Jersey to Lois Jones and Helen Kelly Jones.

Helen graduated from Monmouth College High School and attended Seaton Hall University. . Helen married the late Robert William Yake in 1954. Helen managed a household with five children while working full time and retiring in 2005. Helen and Robert joined St. Marks Catholic Church in 1970. Helen was the Richardson district voting poll leader for several elections and was a life time Democrat and advocate for social justice. In addition, she never missed a week of reading the New Yorker and nailed The New York Times Crossword Puzzle until 3 days before her death.

Helen remains a loving daughter, mother, and grandmother- a woman of compassion, thirst for knowledge and love for children.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and only brother. Helen is survived by her sons, Steve, Chris, Mike, Bryan and daughter Jody. One daughter in law, Anne Yake. She is also survived by her grandsons Chris Koon and Phoenix Landry; granddaughters Kelly Koon, Carter Yake and Olivia Yake.

A 12:30 PM Rosary and 1:00 PM Mass are scheduled on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church 1201 Alma Dr. Plano, Texas followed by a graveside service at Restland Cemetery located at 13005 Greenville Avenue in Dallas, Texas. Rosary, Mass, and graveside service open to all.

After graveside service please come to 2018 Flat Creek Drive Richardson, Texas for friends and family gathering.


  • Rosary Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, April 6, 2019

Helen Jones Yake

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Lynn Coolman

April 8, 2019

On behalf of Carepath Hospice…we offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the dearly departed. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. God bless each and every one of you during this time of grief and sorrow. Respectfully, Lynn Coolman – Bereavement Coordinator, Carepath Healthcare – (Pastoral Care Team) for Family Support.

Katherine Thome

April 6, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always remember Aunt Helen as a woman of great style.
Kate Lowe Thome

Gigi Toles

April 5, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Helen was a lovely woman who was always so kind and loving . Our prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time.
With love from your cousins,
Gigi, Dave, David and Hailey Toles

Georgina Calcines-Lowe

April 4, 2019

My love and prayers with you all. I always remember her as full of joy and fun! God bless and keep her. Her memories will live on for those who knew and loved her. She now rests with the angels!