Our beloved mother, Helen Louise Tallant, skipped into the arms of Jesus on December 28, 2012. She was born to Douglas and Lola (Hulsey) Arnold in Stroud, Oklahoma on August 21, 1925. She retired from Mid-Del Schools where she served in Nutrition Services. She enjoyed fishing and camping, crafting, playing canasta (and winning!), spending time with her friends and family, playing the piano, singing, serving God in many ways, and attending church. She was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, Christian, counselor, confidante, comedian, and much more to those who knew her, but mostly, a loyal friend. She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Elbert; her husband, Marlin, of 53 years; her brother, Darrell; One grand-child, Douglas; and two great-grandchildren, Jessie and Grace.
She leaves cherished memories with her children: Doug, Gail, Jeannie, Terri, and Toni; Daughter-in-love, Micha'el; sons-in-love, Delbert and Greg; grandchildren: Sean, Misty, Kim, Heather, Jonathon, Steven, Thomas, Glenna, Jamie, Dana, Jason, Kelly, Kyle, Tomi, Joshua, and Caleb; 21 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Marie and husband; step-brother, Roy and wife; numerous nieces, nephews and many treasured friends.
Her life will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.