Helen was born Jan. 25, 1924, in Marietta. At the age of five, she moved with her parents to Altus. She married in 1942. She is the mother of four wonderful children: Delores and Charles Smith of Teague, Texas, Virginia Baker of Chickasha, Butch Bonds of Altus, and Gary and Cindy Bonds of Yukon. She has nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Altus where she served as a nursery worker. She served 14 years at the Altus House Nursing Home as a caretaker, and 23 years at Kellwoods. She also volunteered at Jackson County Memorial Hospital where she gave comfort to patients.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Margaret and John Tidwell; one granddaughter; four brothers, William Tidwell, Jack Tidwell, Pete Tidwell, and Oscar Tidwell; and one sister, Mary Hincle.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Altus Centennial Memorial Center in the Altus City Cemetery with the Rev. Norman Behymer officiating. Interment will follow at Altus Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
On line tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com