Mrs. Helen Hargrave Gaspard passed away peacefully Oct. 16, 2020. Mrs. Gaspard was born July 8, 1933 in Kaplan Louisiana. She married Isaac Gaspard (deceased) the love of her life Aug. 15, 1950. Oh, what a reunion this will be. Mrs. Gaspard was a busy lady to say the least. She raised 5 kids, worked with the Killeen Red Cross, worked in the school Cafeteria and wrote many articles in the letter to the editor in the Killeen Daily Herald. She led a full life until she lost the love of her life and one son. Then she was diagnosed with Alzheimer. She was in two different memory care facilities and died at the last one she was in, in Georgetown Tx. Mrs. Gaspard had a feisty personality and many who knew her enjoyed her company. Even the people at the last memory care facility said how much they loved her and she made their day more interesting because of her personality. It was said the memory care facility would never be the same. Mrs. Gaspard had many friends during her life. She traveled with her husband because he was in the army for 23years. Yes, she was a Cajun woman and spoke the language of that area and made a wonderful gumbo, shrimp creole and shrimp etouffee.
Preceding Mrs. Helen Hargrave Gaspard’s death were first her parents Ferdinand Zepherin Hargrave and Elmire Guidry Hargrave. Also, all her brothers and sisters have passed. Mrs. Gaspard was the youngest of 7 children. She also lost one of her sons Michael Steven Gaspard.
Those Left to cherish her memory are 4 of her 5 children, Vickie Gaspard Cloud (Michael), Charlene Gaspard Shanks (John), Barbara Gaspard Walstrum (Donny-deceased), Jeffery Niel Gaspard (Q). Her Grandchildren include: Rebecca cloud Jones, Noah Christian Cloud, Samuel Jacob Cloud, Benjamin Joseph Cloud and Daniel William cloud, Chad shanks, Chanel shanks stevens, Michelle shanks Hubert, Jon Shanks, Katie Shanks Banks, Stephen Gaspard, Deadra Gaspard,Karisha Aris Gaspard, Keiben Gaspard, Amanda Walstrum Gonzalez-Aguilar, Joshua Walstrum and Lucas Walstrum. With all that, she had a gazillion great grandkids. Basically, Mrs. Gaspard has an entire country of her own and it's not over yet.
Visitation will be Friday October 23, 2020 at Harper Talasek funeral home 506 NORTH 38th ST from 5pm to 7pm. A rosary will be said at 6pm there for those who want to partake. A funeral Mass will be done on Saturday October 24, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic church 2903 East Rancier Ave. At 10 am, after which the interment will take place at Killeen Memorial park cemetery 3516 Lake Road in Killeen Texas.
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