Helen Laverne Hughes, 84, of Whitesboro, Texas was called to her eternal home on Friday, February 4, 2022.
Born in Whitesboro, Texas on April 21, 1937 to Robert and Zelma Mayo. She graduated from Whitesboro in 1955, where she was a cheerleader. She retired from TI after 20 years as a n administrative assistant. She then went to work at Brown Real Estate for 18 years. Helen loved going to the casino and playing the slots. She loved dancing and was very good at it. Best two-stepper there was! But what she loved most was her family. She loved to have them all over, be it for Christmas, birthdays, or just get to together and play some skip-bo or poker.
Helen leaves behind her husband of 35 years John Hughes, son, David Salling II and wife, Rhonda of Sherman; daughter, Leigh Ann Burks of Whitesboro; daughter, Latrisha Wood and husband, Chris of Sanger; grandchildren, Jennifer Sluder and husband, Toby of Whitesboro; Meagan Salling of Sherman; Chris Burks of Whitesboro; Hayley Krampf and husband, Alan of Lone Grove, Ok.; Jordan Salling of Whitesboro; and Emma McWhorter of Sanger; great-grandchildren, Kendall, Karter, and Karli Sluder of Whitesboro; Lexi Patterson, Jaxson Tollett, and Avery Gentry of Sherman; sister, Robbie Smith and Bill Rice of Denison; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lynn and Brenda Hughes of Whitesboro; Patricia Sellers of Flower Mound; Glenda and Jeff Greb of Arlington, Mavis Hughes of Aubrey as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many loving friends who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Hargesheimer, brothers-in-law, Joe Hughes, David Sellers and Lyndell Hughes, and sister-in-law, Nell Hughes.
As she always said, “I love you more.”
A memorial service honoring Helen will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 11, 2022 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro. A time of visitation will be held for family and friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
So sorry to hear about Helen Helen is my dads ( Ray Tamplen) cousin She os also my grandmothers( Helen Mayo Tamplen) niece all my life i have heard how Helen. was named after.her. Today Feb 7 1904 my grandmothers birthday I know shes holding Helen in her arms right now !
To J.A., Robbie, and all of Helen’s family, my heart is full of sorrow for all of you. She was such a beautiful light and will be missed so much. I am sending you lots of love and prayers and praying for courage and strength for all of you for the sad days ahead.
Helen was a beautiful woman inside and out. Her personality was loud and exuberant. She will be missed dearly along with everyone else we have lost these last few years, but we know she will be awaiting her next dance as we someday meet with her again.
We are so sorry for your loss. Helen was a very special lady. She always showed her love to our grandchildren when they would come to the real estate office to see their Papa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
JA,so sorry for your loss of Helen. Prayers and much love to you.and for your family.
John and family, Robbie. Just saw on Facebook about the beautiful life of Helen passing. My heart and prayers go out to you knowing how much you will miss her. Jesse has been gone a year Saturday and it has been rough. Just know God knows your pain. Trust in Him. I love you all.
My mom knew Helen for years. I also knew Helen and John from working in Whitesboro for many years. I am so sad to hear of her passing. Prayers to her family!!
Loved having Helen as part of our family. She was always fun to be around and enjoyed all our large get togethers and our monthly lunch/poker days. Helen will be missed. Love her. ❤️
JA,so sorry for your loss of Helen.
She will be missed.Prayers for your and your family.
So sorry for your loss! I’ve know her for years, way back to TI. She was one of a kind and a very sweet lady!
Prayers and sweet thoughts for all of her family and friends❤️ Loved her smile and laid back ways while loving everyone. May all your memories warm your hearts through the coming days. Comforting you all.
Helen was a very special lady and good friend when we were at TI together. I pray for God’s comfort for her family.
Sorry for your loss…. Always loved Aunt Helen so much!!
I am truly sorry. Helen was truly a caring person, and such a super cousin.
Leigh Ann, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I loved having Helen as part of our family. She brought a lot of fun to our big get togethers and our monthly lunch/poker days. I am so sorry for JA, Leigh Ann, David, Robbie and all the rest of her family as well as our side. Rest in peace Helen. Loved by so many.
To the family of Helen: My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this sad time. I am so very sorry for your loss. Helen was the bright spot at all our class reunions and was essential in keeping our class together. She will truly be missed. Paula Kay Judd Eppler, Class of ’55.
Helen was my dad first cousin. Her dad Robert (uncle Hoot) and my grandpa Jesse Mayo was brothers. She will be missed by so many. Lots of fun memories when we was kids living next door to uncle hoot.
John, you and all your family are in our prayers. We pray that God will grant each of you his divine healing comfort in your loss.
JA & Robbie: so sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant you strength and courage! Doodle
So many memories of the house we lived in together Your mom will always hold a special place in my heart . My prayers are with you in my heart aches for you my sweet friend ❤️