Helen Mabel Nickell Fisk

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Fisk, Helen Mabel Nickell Helen was born a Texan in Wichita Falls in 1928 to Anna Mitchell Jamieson and Clarence Oliver Nickell. After a stop in Austin, the family lived in Boulder where Helen attended the University of Colorado, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951. Earlier, while at the University in June, 1948, she met her husband to be William J. Fisk. They became engaged in September, and married on December 19 at the home of her sister in Port Arthur, Texas. After a short honeymoon in New Orleans, they lived in Boulder until Bills graduation as a BS(EE) in June, 1949. He then worked for the US Air Force before joining Collins Radio Company in Dallas. While there, Helen took a position as lead secretary at Merrill Lynch until the arrival of their son, William Jamieson, in 1958. He grew, with Helens motherly love, to become certified as an FAA Multiengined Flight Instructor. Her interests grew with time, her main interest centering on her sister, Louise, who has seen 98 years and now lives in Americus, GA. Helens beautiful second soprano voice was heard in the University of Colorado choir, then in the Highland Park Presbyterian Church Choir. Her Next joy was in playing her Steinway Spinet piano followed by North Dallas Book Club and her ever constant Delta Delta Delta sorority for 68 years. Her life was drastically changed by pneumonia which she was unable to beat and she died of it in Baylor Hospital, Plano, TX, February 7, 2014. It is hard to live without her after a day of the 66 years of life with her. It is easy to visit Helen as she rests in the Columbarium at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas.



Published in Dallas Morning News on Apr. 6, 2014
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