Helen Louise Vela

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Helen Louise Hays Vela, 93, entered in the Kingdom of Heaven on December 13, 2011 after a short hospital stay. Mrs. Vela was a resident of New Waverly for many years. She was born in Moscow, Texas on October 11, 1918 and one of 12 children. She is preceded in death by all of her siblings and her husband of 47 years, Pete G. Vela.

Mr. and Mrs. Vela operated a dairy farm near New Waverly for many years although she has been retired from that business since the 1970s. She is survived by her six children, Charlotte Quinn of Baytown, Richard Vela and his wife Carlotta of Huntsville, Pete Vela Jr. and his wife Barbara of Conroe, Mary Vela Novark of Huntsville, David Vela and his wife Betty of Huntsville and Lee Vela and his wife Corinne of Sugar Land. She is also survived by 12 grand children, 17 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren.

She loved doing for her family, planting flowers and taking care of the farm. She was a beloved wonderful mother and grandmother who will be missed.

Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2011, at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 Normal Park, Huntsville, Texas. Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 17, 2011, at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be held following services at Hill Cemetery in New Waverly.

Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com


Published on yourconroenews.com from Dec. 15 to Dec. 28, 2011