Sherman - Services for Helen Spalding Keene Wilson, 92, of Sherman
will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the Waldo Funeral
Home Chapel. Mrs. Wilson passed away December 22, 2010 at Texas Health
Presbyterian Hospital-WNJ. Don Keene and Steve Smith will officiate. Pallbearers
are K. C. McCurdy, George Neel, Troy Scoggins, Mark Busby, Adam Day and
Mike Keown. Waldo Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Helen was born November 28, 1918 in Sadler, TX to C. L. and Mary
Aravilla (Harshbarger) Spalding. She attended high school in Sadler and
Whitesboro. She graduated from Texas Women's University and received her
Master's degree from East Texas State University. She taught 4th grade,
home economics and special education at S & S, Howe and Sherman.
She married J. R. Keene February 17, 1940 and he passed away November
1969. In August of 1974 she married Carroll K. Wilson and he passed away
September 2004. Helen lived in Southmayd Community until 1974 when she
moved to Portales, NM. She came back to Sherman in 2002. She was a member
of Western Heights Church of Christ and did extensive volunteer work for
a mission hospital in Chamala, Africa, spending hundreds of hours sewing
clothes for the hospital.
Helen is survived by her sons Wayne Keene and wife Sally of Sherman
and Mark Keene and wife Linda of Quitman, TX; daughter Dianne Smith and
husband Steve of Abilene; sister Lois Whaley of Pampa, TX; sister-in-law
Ena Spalding of Midland, TX; grandchildren Don Keene of Sherman, Kim McCurdy
of Aurora, Dene' Scoggins of Decatur, Marla Neel of Euless, Casey Busby
of Como, Heidi Laux of Camden, TN and Meg Day of Selmer, TN; 18 great-grandchildren;
numerous other nieces, nephews other family members and friends. She was
preceded in death by her parents, brothers Joe Spalding and Dan Spalding
and sister Kathleen Spalding.
Family night will be Monday, December 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at
Waldo Funeral Home.
Memorial may be made to the Mission Hospital in Chamala, Africa, (c/o
New York Ave. Church of Christ, 5371 New York Ave., Arlington, TX 76018
or New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 New Mexico 236, Portales,
NM 88130-9412. .