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2012-09-28 / Obituaries

Dorothy Lee Helmer

January 21, 1943 - September 21, 2012

Dorothy Lee (Brodie) Helmer was born on January 21, 1943 in Harris County, Texas to John Wesley & Mattie Belle (Goss) Brodie. She grew up in the Cleveland, Texas area and graduated from Cleveland High School. Dorothy married J.C. Helmer on November 3, 1972 in Conroe, Texas. She had been employed with Southwestern Bell Telephone, which later became AT&T, where she worked her way up from a telephone operator to a store clerk in the Houston and Brenham areas. Before her health began to decline, Dorothy had enjoyed fishing.

Dorothy passed away the afternoon of Friday, September 21, 2012 at the South Austin Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Brodie & Mattie Brodie Perry; two sons, Howard Taylor Rash and Kevin Glenn Rash; son-in-law, Kevin Walls; four brothers-in-law, Charles Helmer, Billy Joe Helmer, Jerry Wayne Helmer and James Helmer and a niece, Cindy Goerlitz.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of nearly 40 years, J.C. Helmer of Giddings; son, Christopher & Kaylen Helmer of Serbin; three step-children, Curtis Helmer of Houston, Linda Walls of Houston and Deborah Helmer of Florida; five grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother, John & Mary Brodie of Conroe; sister, Barbara Hufftaker of Missouri; sisters-in-law, Shirley & Harley Goerlitz of Giddings and Judy Helmer of Spring; brother-in-law, William & Becky Helmer of Spring, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Giddings City Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Walloch officiating.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice

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