Helen Blackmon Sturges-Anderson, born July 20, 1928, died June 22, 2016 at the age of 87. She was one of 11 children (including twin sister, Hazel Mitchell), born to Elder W.R. Blackmon and his wife Phoebe in Point Enterprise.
Helen was a 46-year resident of Dallas, and married to Eli Anderson Sturges in that city in 1946. He passed in 1985.
Two children were born to that union, and both children survive her: a beloved son, David L. Sturges, and wife Kelly, of McAllen, and their daughters, Jaime Bare of San Antonio and Tori Espensen-Sturges of Minneapolis, Minn.; and a beloved daughter, Janet E. Veazey and husband Jack Veazey, of Waxahachie, and their children, Carrie Waltenbaugh of Waxahachie, and Steven Molina of Arlington, and four great-grandsons.
Helen enjoyed a long, rewarding career in office administration in Dallas, retiring from the Bank of America in 1991 to open Seven Gables, a highly successful bed and breakfast inn in Waxahachie.