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In Memory of

Helen J. Raper

April 6, 1923 - March 31, 2015

Obituary


Mrs. Raper passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in San Angelo. She was born April 6, 1923 in Mountain Park, Oklahoma to Glen and Fay Williamson. As a child, she and the family moved to Winters, Texas. She married Carles McWright, the "love of her life", on December 3, 1938 in Winters. After Carles' death in 1961, she married O.B. Raper on April 6, 1966 in San Angelo.
She was a member of Potosi Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. Helen spent her entire life giving to others, either as a nurse in...

Mrs. Raper passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in San Angelo. She was born April 6, 1923 in Mountain Park, Oklahoma to Glen and Fay Williamson. As a child, she and the family moved to Winters, Texas. She married Carles McWright, the "love of her life", on December 3, 1938 in Winters. After Carles' death in 1961, she married O.B. Raper on April 6, 1966 in San Angelo.
She was a member of Potosi Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. Helen spent her entire life giving to others, either as a nurse in her early years or as a volunteer later in life. She loved to travel and was often heard saying, "I am never happier than when I am behind the wheel of a vehicle traveling down the road". When she no longer was able to drive, she enjoyed riding the Royal Estate Bus. A special thanks to Dr. Steven McCloy, employees of Royal Estates, Park Plaza Nursing Home, and Hospice of San Angelo employees, for the care given to her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; infant daughter, Ellen Carlene McWright; grandsons, Douglas Ray McWright and Shawn Halfmann; sons-in-law, Jimmy Smith and Steven Halfmann; and step daughter, Colleen Howard.
Survivors include her five children, Darlene Smith of Abilene, Donald and Barbara McWright of San Angelo, Dr. Sherry Halfmann of San Angelo, Randall McWright of Loco, OK, and Johnny and Susan McWright of Potosi; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends, including special friends, Jane and George Ingram of Potosi.