Obituary for LaVerne Mabel Helge (Nelson)
LaVerne M. Helge, 87, passed away in the early morning hours at Community Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas, on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Home from 1:00pm to 2:00pm with funeral services following at 2:00pm. Don Ziriax, her nephew, will be officiating her services.
LaVerne was born in Melvin, Texas to her father Oscar Nelson and mother, Sigrid (Johnson) Nelson on October 1st, 1930. She was a long-term citizen of Brady before recently moving to San Angelo in December of 2016. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church of Brady. She married the love of her life, Martin Helge, when she was 27 years old at the Trinity Methodist Church in Brady on December 12th, 1957.
She was a housewife and loved to cook three meals a day for her husband. Her family loved when she would cook her fried chicken as it was the best. LaVerne enjoyed and cherished the time she got to spend with her family and grandchildren.
Surviving LaVerne include her daughter, Linda Clark of San Angelo; two grandchildren, Brandon Clark of San Angelo, Kayla Owen and husband, Ethan, of San Angelo; one great-grandchild, Averylynn Owen of San Angelo. As well as, several nieces and nephews.
Laverne is preceded in death by her husband, Martin Helge; an infant son; parents, Oscar and Sigrid Nelson; 4 brothers, Elmer, George, Paul, and Alvin Nelson; 3 sisters, Irene Cooper, Alice Wilson, Mildred Copeland; and a grandson Zachary Clark.