Helen Marie Bertrand (Floydada)
Helen Marie Bertrand, aged 96, died peacefully on November 5, 2023. A Celebration of Helen’s Life will be held on November 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at the Floydada Methodist Church, where family and friends are welcome to join to share stories, WEAR RED, and honor her memory. Interment will follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park.
Born on October 2, 1927, to Francis and Margaret White of Washington, DC. Helen’s life was a tapestry of rich experiences and enduring relationships. A beacon of wisdom, humor, and warmth, she touched our lives with her kind spirit and silly goose antics.
Helen’s journey began on what is now known as Andrews Air Force Base. In 1953, she moved to Floydada, Texas. Helen’s sister and brother-in-law, Ida Mae and Charles Day had recently moved to Floydada after his discharge from the U.S. Army. She soon met and married the love of her life, Neal Bertrand. Neal and Helen built a loving home filled with laughter and cherished memories. Together, they raised their six children: Richard Bertrand, Glen Bertrand, Wendy (Tom) Beck, Penny (Larry) Ogden, Becky (John) Lowrance, and Jeff (Cindy) Bertrand. They had 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
An active member of the Floyd County community, Helen spent her Sunday mornings at the Floydada Methodist Church. Still, her sanctuary was her cheerful kitchen, where laughter and storytelling were always on the menu.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Neal; her sister, Dorothy Amendolair; her brother, Francis White; and another sister, Ida Mae Day.