OBITUARY

Helen K. Lazarides

June 7, 1926December 29, 2012
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Helen Katsoris Lazarides, 86, passed away on December 29. She will be greatly missed. Helen was predeceased by her son, Theodore C. Lazarides, and her husband of 64 years, Constantine Lazarides who passed away only two weeks earlier. She is survived by her daughter Cristina and husband David E. Hendrix, her daughter-in-law Patricia, her four granddaughters, Amy and husband Manish Sharma, Melissa and husband Nick Hamilton, Katie and Alexandra, her three great-grandchildren, Madeleine, Alexander and Evelyn, and her sister Mary Song. Helen was born in Morenci, Michigan, on June 7, 1926, to James and Carrie Katsoris. She was an alumna of Gorham Fayette High School, Class of 1944. Helen attended the University of Michigan, where she met her future husband, and graduated with a BA in Education. In 1950, the couple moved to Argentina where they made many friends, and Helen devoted her time to being a homemaker and mother. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church in Buenos Aires, where she volunteered her time. Helen was also an avid golfer, studied ikebana, enjoyed reading, traveling, cooking and gardening, and was a member and officer of the local garden club. In 1982, Helen and Costa moved to Houston and joined Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, where Helen volunteered her time and home to organize Bible Study groups. Visitation will be held from 6-8p.m., Thursday, January 3, with funeral services at 10a.m., Friday, January 4, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Trisagion Prayers Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2013
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Helen K. Lazarides

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Enrique Guzzetti

February 6, 2013

Teddy, Costa and Helen 3 irreplaceable lovely people.I knew the in Buenos Aires and spent many weekends at the Lazaride house. So many enjoyable moments of my youth with my best friend Teddy. I will mis them all forever such a wonderful example of a fine loving family. My prayers go to them all and all my simpathy to Cristina and her family.

Anna Makkaoui

January 17, 2013

I am shock I love both of them Mr Costa & Mrs Lazarides, I am praying for you Cristina, Alexandra, and Mr Hendrix . Anna, Shawn & Lisa Makkaoui

Inge-Lotte Liesner

January 3, 2013

Cristina,
You might only know me by name, Inge, Resident of the Buckingham. I became in a very short time very close to both your parents. I can only imagine how you must feel, I lost my mother-the only leaving relative I had left at her age 64 and mine 38. I miss your father, his smile and always telling me to look after myself. I miss your mother because with her I lost a sister, she called me"little sister". I only know, she is where she wanted to be, with Costa, her deep and only love. May you find strength in your family, and in seeing your daughter grow into a beautiful woman. Helen always believed in this.
My thoughts are with you,
Inge-Lotte Liesner

January 2, 2013

Cristina was sorry to hear of your loss, not only of Helen but your father, Costa. When your father passed I know Helen felt she had done her job.
They were a loving couple and she would have been miserable without him. I know it will give you some comfort to know she is with him, but your loss will still remain. They did love their visits to your home to see the "Baby"

Claudell Presnal #1220

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