Helen Maxine Marchbanks
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Helen Maxine Marchbanks
  • August 15, 1925 - December 31, 2017
  • Deer Park, Texas

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Helen Marchbanks, beloved wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, and faithful servant of Jesus Christ passed away with the family present on December 31, 2017 at the age of 92. She is survived by a son, J.B. Carter and his wife Sandy, grandson Brian Carter and his wife Jill, great grandson Grayson, sister Dorothy Rule, sister Velva and husband Daryl Bond, sister Ada and husband Spike Spychowski, great niece Kathy and husband Howard McWilliams, and many friends from her Sunday School Class, the Pathfinders at South Main Baptist Church. Helen was very close to her family, and she had a great amount of love for all. She was preceded in death by her husband Cleve, sister Clemmie, brother Lloyd, brother Henry, mother Mary McKelvy, and father William Henry McKelvy.

Helen was born in Hobart, Oklahoma, August 15, 1925. After living in Colorado and Amarillo, Texas; Amarillo was her main home. She was employed by Safeway and Piggly Wiggly grocery stores in Amarillo as a cashier. She retired from Safeway grocery store. Helen and Cleve were faithful members of North Amarillo Church of Christ and Southwest Church of Christ in Amarillo. They established many friends from both churches and enjoyed going to these churches. They had many Sunday School socials playing dominos and pegs and jokers. Helen and Cleve traveled throughout the country with their travel trailer enjoying the many beautiful parts of this country with close friends, and Helen's sister and brother-in-law, Velva and Daryl Bond. Later, they moved to Montrose, Colorado. They attended and worked in the Montrose Church of Christ, also establishing many friends there. With Cleve's failing health, they decided to move in with their son and daughter-in-law in Deer Park, Texas. When Cleve passed away two months after they moved there, Helen continued to live with her son and daughter-in-law for the remainder of her life. She was a member of South Main Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas. Also, she was a member of the Pathfinder Sunday School Class at church. During this time living with her family, she still traveled many places by taking four different cruises; and was active in going many places in the Houston area. She also enjoyed the nights of going out to eat with her grandson and his wife Jill. She was so excited about Brian and Jill's son, Grayson. She really enjoyed and exhibited a great amount of love for her new great grandson (who is nine months old now). She treasured of all these times with family being together in Deer Park. She will truly be missed, because of her love for all family and friends.