Helen Broadwell Beene

February 24, 1919 - August 23, 2008

Helen Broadwell Beene, age 89, of Tomball, Texas, passed away August 23, 2008 in Tomball. Helen was born in Roscoe, Texas in 1919. She graduated from Roscoe High School and went on to graduate from Hardin Simmons University with both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Her teaching career began in Aspermont and Snyder, and Anson where she taught for several years before the family moved to Odessa in 1957. There she continued being a wife, mother and cheerleader for Mike and Sharon’s athletic and academic activities while continuing her teaching career which lasted 43 years. While being a wife, mother and teacher, she had time to participate in organizations such as Delta Kappa Gamma and Daughters of the American Revolution. Her priority in life was family and she was the constant support system for all family members who needed her love and nurturing attention. She was truly a mother and friend in all things to everyone who knew her. She recognized the good times spent with family and her favorite saying when together was “These are good days” – and they were. She is survived by her daughter: Sharon Love Beavers and husband Richard of Spring, TX; grandson, Richard Blake Beavers and his wife Katie; and great-grandchildren, Brennan, Kendall, Karis, and Kaitlyn; granddaughter, Brittany Love Stover and husband Ryan of Norman, OK; great-grandchildren, London, Lilly, and Sadie Elizabeth; son: Tommy Michael Beene and wife Linda of McKinney, TX; granddaughters: Emily Anne and Meredith Claire; brother, Alroy Jennings Broadwell of Odessa, TX; and sister, Lora Mae Pollard and husband Bill Pollard of Big Spring, TX. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Tommy Howard Beene; her brother, Richard Eugene Broadwell; and her sister, Peggy Jean Johnson. Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM, Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Donna Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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Your mother was an eloquent ,steller woman. She was my junior high english teacher at Bonham Junior High in Odessa. I have and will always remember her quiet, firm way of challenging us to grow and prepare us for the years ahead. The last thirty years have passed quickly, it only seems a moment ago. What a gift she was to everyone. Martha Brumbelow Followill, August 31, 2008 Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and Mike and their families. Aunt Helen was truly a role model and an elegant lady. The W.C. Beene Family, August 27, 2008 Dear Mike and Linda, So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful person. I will never forget her kindness and interest in me and all your friends. Her combination of intelligence and kindness is rare. Tryon D. Lewis, August 27, 2008 Sharon and Family, We think back through the years when we were younger and had the pleasure of visiting at times with your lovely Mother. We share in your sorrow and offer our prayers and thoughts in your loss. May God Bless you all. Velma, Donny and Patsy and families Velma, Donny and Patsy McClung, August 26, 2008 Mike, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I remember you and your family from the time you lived in Anson. May God be with you in this difficult time. Dennis Dennis Brown, August 26, 2008 Sharon and Mike, I have so many good memories of your parents. Our families had lots of wonderful times together. I remember Mike and Christy were such good buddies. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Robbin Drennan Burrow Robbin Drennan Pelton Burrow, August 26, 2008 My sympathy to you in this sorrowful time. Helen was my English teacher in junior high at Anson. I attribute most of my knowledge of grammar to her teaching. She was an outstanding and caring teacher. Betty Culwell Wood, August 26, 2008 I have so many memories of your mother and your family. BBQ's in our back yards, picnics at the park after swimming all day, shopping trips to Abilene, and Sharon, remember our trip to the state fair when we about 8? And Mike....how mad you used to get at us. Helen was such a wonderful loving person not only to y'all, but to all of us. Love and prayers to all of you. Judith Judith Drennan Richardson, August 26, 2008 What a role model for all of us and a blessing to all who knew her! Chuck and Kathryn Fuquay, August 25, 2008 My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Your Mother and Grandmother made a great impact on your lives. She lives on in each of you. She left the world wonderful children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Cherish the memories of her in the "good days". Wisha Rose, August 25, 2008 Dear Ones What a blessing to have had someone so wonderful in your life to be such a good example of love, support and caring. We offer our condolences and love in your time of loss. Sharon & Phil Francis, August 25, 2008