October 3, 1922 – March 1, 2020
Helen Mary Faour, gracefully entered her Lord’s arms on Sunday, the 1st of March 2020 at the age of 97. Helen built her life around the deep love and devotion she held for her family, friends, and Savior, Jesus Christ. Helen was always a source of strength and support to those in need, her presence always brought warmth to the hearts of all those around her.
Helen was born to George and Mary Kattar on October 3, 1922 in her father’s hometown of Beaumont. As a young child, she moved to Houston and created endless memories of family and friends growing up on the north side of Houston. Those childhood friendships lasted her a lifetime. Her journey to Houston also delivered her another loving mother, when her father married Wadiha Kattar. Helen followed her Catholic journey as she graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in downtown Houston with her sister, Josie. The two sisters found laughter, love and support together with their tight knit group of friends, no adventure was too large or small for this amazing group of young ladies. After graduation, Helen spent her career with the Houston Belt & Terminal Railway supporting their data entry and accounting needs. Helen developed a love for the railroad, recognizing the rails unite cities and communities in the same way that her personality unites the hearts of people. Helen was an active member of the National Association of Railway Business Women, twice being presented their Woman of the Year Award for her acts of kindness and generosity to the less fortunate. Helen married the love of her life, William Faour, in 1985 and grew to understand she could only experience true joy through the blessing of love. Helen also retired in 1985, to dedicate herself to serving the needs of others, she was a tireless fundraiser and volunteer for the Ladies Charity Club and the NARWB. Helen was an active member of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, regularly participating in Mass which brought her great joy, comfort and enrichment. Helen taught everyone that she met the importance of kindness, individuality, commitment, charity, and Christian behavior. We learned from Helen that following the beat of a different drum often leads us to where we truly belong.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband, William Faour, her step-daughter, Loretta Lee Faour, her parents, George Kattar, Mary Kattar and Wadiha Kattar, her sister, Josie Elvey, brother-in-law, John Elvey, cousins, JoAnn Massad, Theresa Jamail, Georgette Holcomb, Helen Jamail, Lucille Jamail, Joe Jamail, George Jamail, Mike Jamail, dear friends Lillian Harris and Anna Merenda. She is survived by her niece, Gail Kilboy, her husband, Matt, and children Karina and John. Helen is also survived by stepdaughter, Jean Faour Baker, her children Jennifer Hogue and Joe Goins, and niece, Melissa Tester. Other survivors include her many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and their families that brought great joy and happiness into her life. Helen leaves a legacy of love for each family member she touched so dearly. The family is grateful for the wonderful staff of Seven Acres, Linda San Juan and Sandy Bunting who lovingly cared for Helen over the years.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation and rosary with family from nine until ten in the morning on Friday, the 6th of March at the Chapel of the Divine Mercy at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land. Following the rosary, a funeral mass will be offered at ten in the morning on Friday at the Chapel of the Divine Mercy. The funeral mass will be officiated by Fr. Truong Son Cao Nguyen. The Rite of Committal will immediately follow via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Helen’s memory may be directed to the Ladies Charity Club, 6450 Olympia, Houston, TX 77057, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, email@example.com or to the charity of one’s choice.
Ladies Charity Club
6450 Olympia , Houston, Texas 77057
- St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
- Visitation Friday, March 6, 2020
- Rosary Service Friday, March 6, 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, March 6, 2020
- Graveside Service Friday, March 6, 2020