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Herbert William 'Herb' HELEMAN[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1919 - 2006  (87 years)Deceased

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  • Name Herbert William HELEMAN 
    Nickname Herb 
    Born 14 Jan 1919  Douglas, Cochise Co, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jul 2006  Austin, Travis Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Jul 2006  Odd Fellows Cemetery, Carthage, Panola Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12464  Garrison-Logan Family Tree | Strong, James Garrison and Willie Belle Boynton ancestors and descendants, Boynton, Moses Sr descendants
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2011 

    Family Living 
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F4461  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1919 - Douglas, Cochise Co, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jul 2006 - Austin, Travis Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Jul 2006 - Odd Fellows Cemetery, Carthage, Panola Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Find A Grave, (, 9 Aug 2011.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 15016365

    2. [S112] US Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (FamilySearch), 9 Aug 2011.
      First Name: Herbert
      Middle Name:
      Last Name: Heleman
      Name Suffix:
      Birth Date: 14 January 1919
      Social Security Number: 450-01-5258
      Place of Issuance: Texas
      Last Residence: Travis, Texas
      Zip Code of Last Residence: 78704
      Death Date: 21 July 2006
      Estimated Age at Death: 87

    3. [S42] America's Obituaries & Death Notices, (NewsBank, Inc.), 6 Aug 2011.
      CARTHAGE - Services for Herbert William Heleman, 87, of Austin, will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Denham officiating. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. Heleman died July 21, 2006, in Austin. Born January 14, 1919, in Douglas, Ariz., he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, worked as a cartographer for 36 years for the Texas Highway Department, enjoyed traveling, and was a lifelong Methodist affiliated with Austin's First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Robinson Heleman; son, John Sterling Heleman; and daughters, Mary Suzanne Walton and Donna Walton Moore. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today, July 23, 2006, at the funeral home.

      Longview News-Journal (TX)
      Date: July 23, 2006
      Record Number: 114D349BE8E1E588
      (c) 2006 Cox Newspapers, Inc. - Longview News-Journal

    4. [S42] America's Obituaries & Death Notices, (NewsBank, Inc.), 9 Aug 2011.
      Mr. Herbert William Heleman of Austin, Texas, died Friday, July 21, 2006, after a long period of poor health. He was 87 years old. Herb was born January 14, 1919, in Douglas, Arizona, to Sterling Charles Heleman and Georgia Connally Heleman. His parents, his elder sister, Charlene and his younger brother Marvin predecease him. He was also predeceased by his sister-in-law, Mary Robinson Thomas, on July 14, 2006.

      Herb is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Sue Robinson Heleman; his son, John Sterling Heleman of Austin; daughter, Mary Suzanne Walton of Topeka, Kansas, and daughter and son-in-law, Donna Walton Moore and James Moore of Austin and Crockett.

      He is also survived by his grandsons, Matt Benedict Foster and wife Gina of Overland Park, Kansas, William Travis Foster of Goddard, Kansas and Michael James Moore of Austin. His great-granddaughters, Katelyn Marie and Emily Suzanne foster of Overland Park, Kansas, also survive him.

      Herb grew up in the small towns of New Mexico and Texas. He went through the school systems in Southland and Post, Texas, graduating from Post High School at the age of 16. Happy memories of his boyhood and his friends in Southland and Post remained with him all his life. After high school, Herb worked for a construction company engaged in building highways throughout Texas and Mississippi. Later, with the encouragement of his brother- in-law, he enrolled at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. When the United States entered World War II, Herb immediately enlisted in the Army form Dallas. Like many of his "Greatest Generation" he was profoundly affected by the events of the war. He survived the near-sinking of his troopship enroute to North Africa, and served bravely in North Africa and Italy. Memories of his Army buddies remained fresh always. He loved his country and was always proud of the service he was able to give during World War II. Following the war, Herb enrolled in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. During Herb' s career of 36 years as a cartographer with the Texas Highway Department (now the Texas Department of Transportation), he mapped many of Texas' 254 counties. His memory was legendary, and he could recall details about the roads and bridges he mapped in each county, as well as the topography. Both before and after retirement he and Betty enjoyed traveling through West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming and Montana. The YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, was one of their family's favorite destinations. In 2007 their family will have been affiliated with the "Y" Camp for fifty years. Santa Fe and Taos New Mexico, the Four Corners region and Mesa Verde National Park held many happy memories for Betty and Herb. From his boyhood, Herb had excelled at games, and enjoyed chess, dominos, crossword puzzles (always completed in ink) and watching sports of all kinds. A lifelong Methodist, Herb was affiliated with Austin's First United Methodist Church, where he and Betty were married March 31, 1956. The centerpiece of Herb's life was his family, and the magnitude of our loss cannot be expressed. His integrity, guidance, unselfish love and loyalty created a strong family, and his spirit will live on in each of us.

      Many of Betty's family, dating to pre-Civil War Texas, are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Carthage, Texas. Herb will be at rest there also, following a service at Hawthorn Funeral Home in Carthage at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 24, 2006. Reverend Bill Denham will conduct the service. A luncheon reception will follow at the Texas Tea Room.

      There will be a visitation for friends and family at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening, July 23, 2006.

      Pallbearers for the funeral service will be James Warren Moore, Matt Benedict Foster, William Travis Foster and Michael James Moore. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Mr. Fred Lee Boynton, The Honorable Jack Boynton Strong, Lt. Col. Ret. William Kincaid, Mr. James Davis Clark, Mr. Benjamin Palmer Clark and Mr. Joe Burke Thomas, Sr.

      The family wishes to thank William Lockett, M.D., and John C. Williamson, M.D., for years of dedicated professional care, and Theresa Albright, M.D. and Nurses Carolyn Sisk and Sandra Colby for the compassionate care with which they treated Herb in his last days. A special thanks is extended to Reverend Kathleen Jones of First United Methodist Church.

      Austin American-Statesman (TX)
      Date: July 23, 2006
      Edition: Final
      Page: B04
      Record Number: MERLIN_853532
      Copyright (c) 2006 Austin American-Statesman