Helen Marie Linscott Moore Bollier

Memorial services for Helen Marie Linscott Moore Bollier, 85, of Apple Springs will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Vic Bass officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home. Mrs. Bollier died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at her residence. She was born October 10, 1928 to John James Linscott and Bertie Mae Layman Linscott in Harlowton, Montana. She lived on the family's homestead at Olaf (Wheatland County), Montana until May 1934, then moved to Buffalo (Judith Basin County), Montana and resided there until May 1936, when her family moved to Lewiston, Idaho. She attended schools there, graduating from Lewiston High School in May 1945. She attended Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tennessee from 1945 to 1946, where she met Clyde Ogden Moore of Lubbock, Texas. They were married July 11, 1946 in Hale Center, Texas, and lived in the Lubbock area a few months. They moved to Annapolis, Washington, on Puget Sound, in January 1947, where Clyde Moore was a preacher for the Church of Christ. Their first daughter, Judy Elizabeth, was born while there in May 1947. The family moved to Abilene, Texas in January 1948, with Clyde attending college while Helen worked. He returned to preaching full-time in October 1948 when they moved to Ropesville, Texas, where their son, James Clyde, was born in August 1949. They moved to Wallowa, Oregon in the summer of 1951, staying a year. They lived in Whiteface, Texas from 1952 to 1954, and their daughter, Debra Marie, was born while there. They moved to Lufkin, Texas in October 1954, where Clyde preached for the Herty Church of Christ for 13 years. Their youngest daughter, Beverly Diane, was born in December 1957. Helen worked a short time for the State Department of Public Welfare, and later part-time for Penney's. She went to work for the Social Security Administration in July 1961 as a receptionist and retired 25 years later as a member of the management staff. After Clyde's death in 1971, Helen met Edward Moses Bollier about a year later while he was working for the City of Lufkin. They were married in Alexandria, Louisiana January 27, 1973, and continued living in Lufkin until April 1979. At that time, they moved to their lake house in Onalaska and Ed opened a plumbing business. As Ed's business grew and expanded, Helen's evenings and weekends became busier, since she was the company bookkeeper. By working together, they were able to buy a large building and went into the retail plumbing and hardware business, in addition to his plumbing business. After 25 years in business, they sold out to Beverly, who continues to own and manage the business. They sold their lake house to Jim and moved to Apple Springs. Ed had built a farm house on his daughter, Linda and son-in-law, Rickey Hendry's farm, and they have made their home there since that time. While Helen's first marriage was full of responsibilities as a preacher's wife, her 'second time around' being married to Ed has been equally full of church-related activities. They first attended Friendship Harbor Church on Mother's Day in 1976 and again on Father's Day that year. At last Helen found a church that fed her soul, and less than a year later, they had bought the lake house so she was able to be in church there most weekends. After moving there in 1979, she continued working in Lufkin for 7 years and was able to be in church every service. She served as church secretary for 15 years, and most of that time also tape-recorded the services and made copies for others. Together, they visited smaller churches in the area weekly for several years, including Livingston, Milam, Nacogdoches and Corrigan. She received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in December 1977 and was always thankful for that wonderful gift of speaking in other tongues 'as the Spirit gave utterance.' Living in an isolated area of Montana with no church, her daddy always had church at home for the family on Sundays, with singing and Bible lessons. She always loved going to church and singing songs of praise from her childhood throughout her lifetime. As a child, when she was sick at home with asthma, she spent her time reading the family's Bible Story book â€" reading about all the great men and women of God. After moving to Idaho where her daddy was one of the elders of the church, she loved Vacation Bible Schools that were held during the summer. One year, it was held out under the cherry trees in her parents' front yard. The preacher who taught the class gave lessons by outline which they memorized â€" all the outstanding characters of the Old Testament and New Testament. Helen learned to sew at a young age, and sewing was her passion throughout her life â€" until her eyes and arthritic fingers slowed her down. For many years, she worked days and sewed nights, making all her own and her daughters' clothing in original styles. Sometimes the fabric she bought that day on her lunch hour was made into a dress and ready to be worn to school the next day. She loved Ed, she loved her own and his children and grandchildren â€" and all the great-grands! And she loved the Lord and His people. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Edward Bollier of Apple Springs; daughter, Judy Mattair of Austin; son, James Moore of Onalaska; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Bill Elliot of Onalaska and Linda and Rickey Hendry of Apple Springs; son and daughter-in-law, James Edward and Susan Bollier of Pasadena; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Vannah Taylor of Ontario, California; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Clyde Moore; sister, Zelma Schwartzenhauer; brother, Gordon Linscott; and two grandchildren. The family extends special thanks to Agape Home Health and Heart to Heart Hospice for their excellent care. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 412 S. 3rd Street, Lufkin, Texas 75901 or the , 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Mar. 14, 2014