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Helen Gineris Durham

March 28, 1927 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 91)

Longtime Dallas resident Helen Gineris Durham died quietly just shy of her 92nd birthday on the Saturday of the Souls, March 9, 2019.

Helen’s life began March 28th, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. A first-generation Greek from Tripoli with 7 other siblings, Helen worked for the Department of Defense in Chicago until a move to Albuquerque in 1957. Working at the Sandia Air Force Base, she met her husband, Ralph Durham. They moved to Dallas where she worked for the Southland Corporation for 20 years.

Helen’s family, faith, and her church brought her joy that carried through her life. She was a devout parishioner of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas where she sang in the choir. Her commitment and love of the community was evident as she was an active participant just two weeks prior to her death. Helen was loyal to her service in the community and lovingly contributed to organizations including St. Barbara’s Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) and Knitting Guild (Blankets for the Missions). She attended weekly Bible Study and, as an accomplished cook and baker of delicious Greek specialties, she adored baking for the Greek Food Festival. All the while, Helen found time to be a tried and true sports fan of the Dallas Mavericks – never missing “her” Mavericks when they played. She was an avid reader of the newspaper and non-fiction books, loved her daily crossword puzzle and enjoyed playing Dominos with the Durhams.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Durham, of 54 years, and her beloved sister, Sylvia Katsuleas. She is survived by her loving daughter, Andrea Call and her husband, Lex Call, along with her granddaughter, Tanya, her great-granddaughter and great-grandson, her nieces, and her nephews.

Helen will be remembered as a loving Mother to her daughter, Andrea, and son-in-law, Lex. She was a woman who only spoke kindly of others. Her benevolence left an indelible mark in her community. She will be sorely missed.

MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL.

Trisagion: Friday March 15th, 2019 5:30pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
13555 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, Texas 75240
Live stream: http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/73430022

Funeral Service: Saturday March 16, 2019 2:30 PM
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
13555 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, Texas 75240
Live Stream:  http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/29191600

Interment: Restland Cemetery
13005 Greenville, Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75243

Dinner reception to follow at the Church Community Center

 

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