10/30/1928 - 6/29/2018
Murray passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018. She was a
services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2018 at Waco Memorial
Park. Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, July 5, 2018 at
Bellmead Funeral Home.
attended school in her native Germany, where she met Charlie Murray
who was a member of the U.S. Air Force. They married in Germany in
September 1953 & later moved to Waco, where Charlie was stationed
at James Connally Air Force
where their son Charles (Chuckie) was later born.
was athletic & an avid swimmer, who
would go to the pool every day after work when they lived on the
base. Even in her late 80's she was very spry and continued to
work in her yard.
was employed at Alamo Steel for many years as a bookkeeper. It was
important to her to stay connected to the local German community
where she made many longtime friends that were a major part of her
life. She loved to entertain, and she and Charlie spent many evenings
hosting friends in their home, dancing and playing cards. She
also enjoyed boating and fishing on Lake Whitney with Charlie and
and Charlie had 42 happy years together until he died in 1995. Helene
then continued to live life to the fullest, and loved getting
together with friends to play cards and dominoes.
addition to German and English, Helene could speak several other
languages, including French and Russian. This possibly saved her life
when she was a POW in a Russian prison camp. When she was about to be
sent to Siberia to work in the mines, where a large number of people
died, the Russians discovered her ability to speak other languages
and pulled her out to be an interpreter.
her life Helene experienced sadness and personal tragedies,
especially during wartime in Germany, but she chose to live life with
dignity and happiness.
was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charlie, son Chuckie,
her parents; her two brother's Bruno & Clements, and three
sisters, Luzia, Gertrude, and Margerete.
is survived by a number of friends who loved her and will greatly
sign the online guest book at www.bellmeadfuneralhome.com.