Helen Alcorta Obituary

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Helen Cedillo Alcorta

February 26, 1954 - January 19, 2013
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Helen Cedillo Alcorta, 58 years old, entered the world on February 26, 1954, and died, surrounded by her family, on January 19, 2013. She was a beautiful wife, mama, grandma, daughter, sister, tia, cousin, and friend. Helen was born in Dallas, Texas to Rodolfo and Sofia Cedillo. She grew up on Noble Street in East Dallas and lived in Dallas and Irving all of her life. She attended Crozier Tech High School and worked for Southwestern Bell for many years until she retired. Helen is survived by her loving husband, Jesse Alcorta; children, Mark and Andrea Murillo, Adrian and Roxanne Murillo, Michelle and Javier Gomez, and Sofia Alcorta;...
Helen Cedillo Alcorta, 58 years old, entered the world on February 26, 1954, and died, surrounded by her family, on January 19, 2013. She was a beautiful wife, mama, grandma, daughter, sister, tia, cousin, and friend. Helen was born in Dallas, Texas to Rodolfo and Sofia Cedillo. She grew up on Noble Street in East Dallas and lived in Dallas and Irving all of her life. She attended Crozier Tech High School and worked for Southwestern Bell for many years until she retired.
Helen is survived by her loving husband, Jesse Alcorta; children, Mark and Andrea Murillo, Adrian and Roxanne Murillo, Michelle and Javier Gomez, and Sofia Alcorta; grandchildren, Mark, Ashley, Paul Adrian and Trista Elena Murillo, and Alyssa and Cameron Enriquez; mother, Sofia Cedillo; siblings, Sally and Joe Torres, Mary Alice and Pete Contreras, Sylvia Valtierra, Rudy Cedillo, Jr. and Dora Hernandez; best friend, Jojo Alvarado; her beloved pet, Pooch; numerous nieces and nephews who were all like her children. Helen is preceded in death by her father, Rodolfo Cedillo; brother, Jesse Cedillo Sr.; sister-in-law, Mary Helen Davila Cedillo; and niece, Carol Diane Torres.
Helen was a remarkable woman who was the first person on the dance floor and the last one off. She loved to laugh, love, party and take care of everyone. If you knew Helen, you know that her kids meant the world to her. She would have done anything and did everything that she could for them. Her kids were what she lived for, and she was so very proud of the men and fathers that her sons had become and proud that her daughters were becoming more and more like her every day, always wanting to take care of everyone. She loved her daughters-in-law and son-in-law and considered them to be her own children. Helen loved watching her grandchildren in their plays, recitals, and karate classes, and was very proud at her grandson Mark's high school graduation. Her husband Jesse was the person that helped Helen be the wonderful woman that she was by getting up in the middle of the night because she heard a noise, making sure the doors were locked even though they were already in bed, being there to go to the store to be able to feed everyone and loving the crazy woman as she was. She had the biggest heart and would invite everyone into her home and treat them like family: force feeding them and calling them mija or mijo. Helen was the life of the party and made friends anywhere and everywhere she went. She took care of everyone and everything and if she felt you needed a prayer, she'd write your name on a piece of paper and try to find a picture of you to put by a candle. You would call her and ask for a favor and even if she said no, she'd call you back and say it's already been done. Helen was an amazing woman with way too much energy for one little woman, who would call you and talk so fast and then hang up before you could get two words in. To describe her in words is a difficult task because the first thing that comes to mind is the sound her chanclas would make when she would walk because she was always in a rush everywhere. Helen was always doing something for someone else; she was the most giving, hard-working, doing-50-things-at-once, silliest, craziest, big-hearted, loving, impatient, caring, sweetest, yet most difficult woman, you would ever meet.
This little woman will always be missed and forever loved and she will continue to live on in our hearts, smiles and laughs. She will be here with us on our best days and will help carry us on our worst days. "Our lives are not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." This is how she saw the world, this is how she lived her life and one thing is for sure: there will always be pumpkin pie, special eggnog, a house full of people with food, love, and laughter, and a bottle of Crown. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Calvary Hill Mausoleum Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Calvary Hill North Mausoleum Chapel. Interment to follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery.

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