Helen J.


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Helen J. Cottingham

May 29 1923 - Mar 03 2004

Mrs. Helen J. Cottingham, age 80, loving mother and grandmother, of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Austin, Texas, passed away on March 3, 2004, in Plano, Texas. She was born on May 29, 1923 in Gillis, Louisiana to Lawrence and Ada (Holland) Trahan. She married William Cottingham, Jr. on March 16, 1949. Mrs. Cottingham served as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force and was of the Methodist faith. She is survived by her son, Bill Cottingham and wife, Datha of McKinney; daughter, Linda Beene and husband, Mike also of McKinney; grandchildren, Grant Cottingham and wife, Jen, Scott Cottingham, Katelyn Cottingham, Emily Beene and Meredith Beene; great granddaughter, Kamryn Cottingham; sisters, Del Blalock of Vinton, Louisiana and Murline Williams of Madison, Alabama; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. Mrs. Cottingham was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Col. William O. Cottingham (Ret.); and brothers, R.M., Cleveland and David Trahan. A graveside service will be held at 9:45 AM, Monday, March 8, 2004 at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, with Rev. Karen Horan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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