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Helen Dyess

January 14, 1934 — March 21, 2024

Helen Marie Dyess, 90, of Lubbock, peacefully went to join her Lord on March 21, 2024. Visitation will take place Monday, March 25, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Combest Family Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Sunset Church of Christ at 10:00 am, with Rodney Roberts and Bill DeAtley officiating. A private family burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Helen was born January 14, 1934, in Ada, Oklahoma to the late Claud and Louella Smith. She attended school in Melrose, New Mexico until she met the love of her life, Jerold "Booth" Dyess. They were married August 1, 1952 at the Church of Christ in Portales, New Mexico. They lived in Aurora, Missouri and Cope, Colorado before making their final home in Lubbock in 1955.

Helen had a heart of gold and fiercely loved her family and friends. She was a devoted grandma, who cherished her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderfully talented artist and an exceptional baker. While attending high school in Melrose, she won first place in the Cherry Pie Contest (both county and state)! Helen was a faithful and dedicated member of Sunset Church of Christ, where her and Booth made lifelong friends over the years.

Booth and Helen were home builders for many years and were members of the West Texas Home Builders Association. They loved traveling to the mountains in their RV, booking various cruise extravaganzas, and especially loved their many fishing trips to White River Lake and Lake Alan Henry.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory include: her husband of 71 years, Booth Dyess; son, Alan (Wanda) Dyess; four grandchildren: David (Tiffany) Dyess, Eric (Keely) Coke, Kelsey Coke Loveless, and Marisa (Thomas) Kennedy; six great-grandchildren: Colson and Caden Dyess, Sophie Loveless, and Jones, Jackman and Jules Kennedy, all of Lubbock. Also, a sister, Wanda Marks of Clovis, New Mexico, and sister-in-law, June Dyess Chapman of Lubbock, as well as several nieces and nephews and a host of friends, who will also share in the loss of Helen.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Tammy Dyess Coke, and her sisters: Venita Carter (and husband Lynn), Bonnie Cook (and husband Bill), as well as infant Kitty Sue.

Helen Marie Dyess

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