Debra Jean Helgerson
January 31, 1968  -  October 28, 2016

Debra Jean Helgerson

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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00-8:00 PM
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Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Friday, November 4, 2016
10:00 AM
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Debra Jean Helgerson passed away October 28, 2016 in Abilene. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 till 8:00 PM, Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Her funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Friday, November 4, 2016 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the service in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Debra was born January 31, 1968, in Racine, WI. She was the daughter of LaMont Helgerson and Rosemary (Edmundson) Helgerson. Debra graduated from J.I. Case High School in 1986. On May 15, 1987 she was united in marriage to Jeffrey Endres in Oak Creek, Wisconsin at Grace Lutheran Church. She attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI and Cisco Junior College in Abilene, TX.

Debra is survived by her daughter, Kristina Endres; sister, Judy Helgerson; brothers, Thomas (Mary) Helgerson and Richard (Linda) Helgerson; and nephew, Joshua (Ashlynne) Gartner. She was further survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, James.

Debra worked as an accounting specialist at Goodwill of West Texas since 2014, and part time for Terry Browder Sayles Ranch Guesthouses. Prior to that she worked at PepsiTexas for 19 years and part-time at Dillard’s for 8 years.

Deb was the ultimate fashionista and loved accessorizing as evidenced by her large collection of watches, shoes, and purses. Everything had to match head to toe. She loved finding a bargain. Her sense of humor was top notch and she could turn anything into a joke.
She was a devoted mother to her daughter Tina. She was also an avid Green Bay Packer fan but couldn’t watch the games because she would get too anxious. She loved being with her family.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the memorial fund would be greatly appreciated:


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  1. Lora
    Abilene, TX

    So sorry for ur loss's hard to lose any family member but mothers are really hard.,just trust in God an he will help u get they this horrible time. She's an angel watching over u now! RIP Debra! Fly high with the Angels.

  2. Patty Blaylock
    Abilene, TX

    Dear Tina & family
    No words can describe how you feel. May you and your family know your wellbeing is being prayed for at this time of loss.
    With Deepest Sympathy.
    Patty & family

  3. Anita Amador
    Abilene, TX

    My Heart Goes Out To Your Family and I Pray that God Gives Them The Strength To Make It Through This Difficult Time. You Will Be Missed My Beautiful Friend & Co Worker.

  4. Margo Edwards Bowden
    Taylorsville, UT

    We are very sorry for your loss of a fantastic woman, Debbie will be missed. I remember us being together as kids at Grandma and Grandpa Helgerson's. Margo

  5. The Hagan Family
    Roswell, GA

    So sorry for the loss of your aunt, Josh. Prayers to all your family that you may find some peace during this very sad time. Love, Allison, Jay, John and Meg, and Terris

  6. Jodie
    Oak Creek, WI

    Lots of love, hugs, and prayers for Tina and for Deb's whole family. You are all in my thoughts at this sad time.

  7. Renea Ervine
    Abilene, TX

    To know Deb was to love her. We laughed a lot at Ab-Tex (Pepsi) mostly because she was such a camedian. Prayers for the family. She will be missed.

  8. Theresa Gonzales
    Abilene, TX

    My sincere condolences to the entire family

  9. Renee Gardner
    Abilene, TX

    Tina ,
    I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. She and I were friends for many years and co-workers at Dillards as well. God bless you. Praying for your comfort.

    Renee Gardner

  10. Tammy Tautenhahn
    Garland, TX

    Words cannot express the sadness that I feel. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I worked with Deb at Abtex (Pepsi) and she was a wonderful caring person, and a great listener. We had some fun times at work and outside of work and I will cherish those memories. Deb, you will truly be missed.

  11. Shelly Tennison
    Abilene, TX

    Tina, I did not know your mother, but I am so very very sorry for your loss. I am Karen & Chris' cousin. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  12. James Davis
    Abilene, TX

    I'm Sorry for your loss. She was a dear friend and co-worker. She will be dearly missed by all, and will be forever in our hearts.

  13. Felicia Macintyre
    South ogden, UT

    Condolences to the family.. prayers for you Tina as you lay your mother to rest. Sending lots of hugs

  14. Tasia olsen

    We will alway miss you

  15. Dorothy Stripling
    San Antonio, TX

    Deb, it was an honor and a pleasure, to meet and work with you at Pepsi.. We had so much fun laughing and joking, but it was also nice when we had our serious talks..You will truley be missed..

  16. Connie Meyer
    Hawley, TX

    RIP sweet Debbie. You will be missed by everyone who ever met you.

  17. Carrie Wallace
    Brady, TX

    You will be missed my friend

  18. Amanda Toney
    Hawley, TX

    I am praying for you Tina, may God spread peace over you and your family and guide you as you find the strength you need at this time. God gained an Angel and I know she will continue to watch over you. ♡

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