OBITUARY

Helen E. Townsend

September 12, 1933January 12, 2013

POTTSBORO-Helen Euleen Townsend.79, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Medical Center of Plano, surrounded by her family.

The family will be at Bratcher Funeral Home for visitation from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel in Denison, Texas. Pastor Gregg Knight will officiate. Burial will follow at Georgetown Cemetery in Pottsboro.

Pallbearers will be Randy Sparks, Randy Kelsey, Paul Walton, James Schnitker, Larry Finke and Bo Price. Honorary pallbearers will be David Mayes, Danny Kelly and Jerry Worthington.

Helen was born Tuesday, September 12, 1933 in Pottsboro, the daughter of Sam Gilloud and Minnie Wilma McGloughlan Gilloud. She attended school in Pottsboro and married Marvin Lee Townsend in Denison on October 5, 1949.

She was a member of Pottsboro Church of Christ. She loved her family and was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She was a kind, beautiful woman who always put others first, no matter the struggles she had in her own life. She worked hard all her life and expected nothing in return. Her strength in life was with her till her final days. She can finally rest now.

She is survived by her husband Marvin Townsend of Pottsboro; son Wallace Townsend of Cache, Oklahoma; son & daughter-in-law Larry & Lori Townsend of Denison; son & daughter-in-law Roger & Joy Townsend of Pottsboro; daughter & son-in-law Tonya & William Hodges of Denton, Texas; 7 grandchildren: Stormy Sparks, Sheri Etter, Stephanie Townsend, Kristy Townsend, Garrett Townsend, Rachel Whitley, Elanie Hodges; 14 great-grandchildren; brother Laverne “Bud” Guilloud; sisters Betty Faulkner & Lila Schnitker; and her doggies whom she loved dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents and grandson Phillip Townsend.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bratcherfuneralhome.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Tom and Laura Floyd

January 23, 2013

To Larry and family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mother.

Janet Gregg

January 17, 2013

Wally and Rodger sorry for your families loss,Janet, Chris,and TJ and families

Karen Gaines-Johnson

January 17, 2013

Roger and Family - My family is so sorry for your loss. Your Mom has always been so sweet to my parents in the 20+ years that they have been neighbors. You and your family are in my prayers.

Jim and Karen Lewis

January 17, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Helen was a kind and caring person. She will be missed.

Steve & Jennifer Smith

January 16, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss Roger. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nell & Claud Williams

January 16, 2013

Dear Family, We are sorry for your great loss, may God be with all of you and remember she is now enjoying her rewards in Heaven. I loved Helen so much she was a great friend and cousin. Nell and Claud Williams

Debbie & Brandon

January 16, 2013

Larry & Lori..So sorry for your loss.
May all your sweet memories get you through this difficult time.
Prayers my sweet freinds to you & your family.

STACEY PENNINGTON

January 16, 2013

WE ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS LARRY AND LORI.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY.MAY GOD BE WITH YOU DURING THIS SAD TIME IN YOUR LIVES.WE LOVE YOU...BYRD,STACEY& ED

January 16, 2013

Larry, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May your loving memories comfort you in the days to come. Pat Barnhill..Denison

Janet Schnitker-Finnegan

January 16, 2013

I have many fond memories of my Aunt Helen. She was such a sweet and loving lady and I will always remember her laughter and her smile. I know that we have another wonderful angel watching out for us here on earth
















I will always remember her laughter and her smile. We have another angel to watch over us.