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Helen Garland Williams

June 10, 1946 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Helen Williams Life Story

Helen Elizabeth Williams was born in Houston on July 10, 1946. She died in Houston on January 16, 2023.
After graduating from Incarnate Word Academy in Houston in 1969, she went to work as a booking clerk with the Houston Police Department for a year and then moved to a job at an insurance company.
Helen met Jack, her first husband, through a coworker. After getting married, Helen moved with Jack to the Ennis, TX area where he owned Vehicles, Incorporated, an auto truck dealership. This marriage was rocky and after a 16 year marriage, she divorced Jack.
However, Helen continued working for Vehicles Inc. as a bookkeeper. A gentleman, Ed Williams, had moved from Marshall, TX in spring 1985 to Ennis and started working at Vehicles, Inc. as a truck mechanic and as an as needed emergent truck driver. Helen and Ed met at work and married in December 28, 1985.
Around 1990, Helen started Select Drivers, a truck driver service leasing company. In addition to owning the company, Helen was a bookkeeper and dispatcher for Select Drivers. With a change in business in 1992, Helen closed the company. She and Ed moved to Houston in Spring 1993. Helen found work at MPG Company which dealt in sandblasting and painting outdoor structures and worked as a bookkeeper there until 1997. In 1996, Helen was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and Sjorgren's disease. These autoimmune diseases had a significant impact in her stamina and affected her ability to sustain work. After briefly working for Venture Trucking Company and Tech Wrap Manufacturers, Helen went on disability.
On disability, Helen was able to spend much more time with her mother before her mother's death 3 years later in 2003. That time with Mom was cherished.
Helen enjoyed spending time painting, crafting, arranging flowers and traveling with her husband Ed, mostly around Texas and rarely in Oklahoma and Arkansas. In the past, Helen also worked with ceramics. Helen was very active. She loved going with her husband to dances sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Helen cherished her miniature schnauzers and doted on them. Ed wants people to remember that she was incredibly outgoing, lively and the life of the party. She will be sorely missed.
Helen is survived by her devoted husband, Ed Williams, and her sister Regina Gary and family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Helen May Gladden Goodkowski and Raymond Louis Goodkowski and by her brother Raymond Louis Goodkowski, Jr.

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Services

Funeral
Wednesday
January 24, 2024

2:00 PM
The Cammack Family Sullivan Funeral Home
100 E. Travis Street
Marshall, TX 75670

Interment
Thursday
February 1, 2024

10:00 AM
Colonial Gardens Cemetery
Highway 31 - Elysian Fields Rd.
Marshall, TX

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