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Helen  Louise Driskell Alexander
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Obituary for Helen Louise Driskell Alexander

Helen Louise Driskell Alexander was born April 29, 1927, in Atlanta, TX. She was a 1944 graduate of Atlanta High School. She attended Baylor University School of Nursing at Dallas from 1944-45. She returned to school 20 years later to earn a BBA in finance from Southern Methodist University at Dallas in 1972, graduating Cum Laude.

She married Joseph William Alexander (1923-2009) on February 14, 1946, and had one daughter, Kathryn Alexander Stancampiano (1946-2013) and is survived by her four grandchildren, Jeremiah Stancampiano, Angelo Stancampiano, Alexander Stancampiano and Juliana Stancampiano, as well as son-in-law Michael Stancampiano. Mrs. Alexander also had 11 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Alexander has had a long and fulfilling life. She served in business capacity as secretary for Highland Park Methodist Church, executive secretary to Director of Agencies, American National Insurance Company at Dallas, public relations consultant and administrative assistant to the Democratic County Chairman of Dallas County.

She has also been vice president of the Bank of Dallas public relations and development and was self-employed in business services with particular emphasis on investment analysis.

She was very active in civic projects including Dallas County Democratic Executive Committee, Democratic State Committeewoman, Eighth Senatorial District of Texas, (Dallas County), Chairman of Red Cross Nurses Aide Program, Dallas County, member of the board of directors Dallas County council of Camp Fire, sponsor for Attorney General’s Youth Conference of Texas, charter member and past president of the Society for Abandoned and Neglected Children.

She was also a life member of Southern Methodist Mother’s Club, charter member of Dallas chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

Her accomplishments also include being named the Who’s Who of American Women, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Delta Chapter (National Honor Fraternity), Beta Gamma Sigma, SMU Chapter (the Phi Beta Kappa of business schools in America), Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award where she received outstanding student in finance in 1972, and participated in the Ninth Annual Management Seminar for Women Executives at Southern Methodist University in 1971.

She was a member of Highland Park Methodist Church until 1974 when she moved to the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta where she was an active teacher in the adult church school department and taught for Bible and missions studies for churches throughout the Texarkana district and the Texas conference.

Mrs. Alexander served in the capacity of past president of United Methodist Women, former secretary to the Administrative Board and chairwoman of Council of Ministries.

Other services include: former member of North Dallas Chamber of Commerce on Governmental Affairs Committee, Headliner for Dallas Press Club and member of Atlanta Woman’s Club.

Her hobbies included fishing and bird watching. She enjoyed public speaking, especially on topics of finance, economics, Americanism and free enterprise. She was a wonderful grandmother that will be remembered for her enthusiasm for life, love of playing cards and dominos and overall love of her family and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Saturday, December 30, 2017, in the Hanner Funeral Chapel, with Don Crutcher officiating.

Visitation will be from 6pm-8pm, Friday, December 29, 2017, at Hanner Funeral Service.

Interment will be in Beech Creek Cemetery.


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Visitation

Friday

29

Dec

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hanner Funeral Service

103 West Main Street
Atlanta, Texas 75551

Service

Saturday

30

Dec

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hanner Funeral Service

103 West Main Street
Atlanta, Texas 75551

Cemetery Details

Location

Beech Creek Cemetery

Atlanta, TX.

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