Helen L. Draper, 84, of Big Spring, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring.|
Helen was born March 25, 1930, in Petersburg, Texas to Marian and Gladys (Lovelady) Simpson. She moved to Lubbock when she was three years old where she attended public schools and Texas Tech. She married Bill Draper Aug. 19, 1949. They purchased Faye's Flowers and moved to Big Spring in 1954.
Helen was a talented floral designer and made many brides happy with her perfectly designed wedding bouquets. She and Bill retired in 1988 and spent several years traveling in their beloved motor home.
Helen's first love was the youth department of her church where she served for many years. At the time of her death, she was a member of First Baptist Church and attended the Chapel Sunday School Class.
Helen is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bill Draper of Big Spring; two sons, David Draper and wife, Sara of Midland and Kelly Draper of Llano; one grandson, Jason Draper and family of Big Spring; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Proctor and family of Midland.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in Big Spring Herald on Feb. 1, 2015