Abel, Helen Marie Helen Abel of Dallas passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at a local Dallas hospital. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 3, 1912 to Hans and Olga Ellingsen Friis. She attended the University of Illinois. Helen and her husband of 62 years, Russell, enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. She loved to play bridge and socialize with her friends Survivors include her son, Robert Abel and wife, Harriett; grandchildren, Eric (Tammy), Chris (Shawn), and Janet (Mark Hilger); seven great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, and sisters, Edith Tilton and Jane Byers. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 23, 2014