May, 2011

Born in Dallas, Texas on November 27, 1921, Helena Hibbs went to her Lord on May 11, 2011. Her beloved husband, Max M. Hibbs, preceded her in death. She is survived by her six sons: Marc, Tony, Greg, Nicky, Eric and Chris, along with their wives, Terri, Donna, Toni Jane, Diane, Annie and Heather, fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She loved having all the boys and their families over for large birthday parties and holiday celebrations.

Helena grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, where she graduated from Arlington Heights High School and attended Texas Christian University (TCU). In Fort Worth, she met the love of her life, Max Hibbs, with whom she shared 68 years of marriage, until his death in 2009.

Helena was passionate about all forms of art. An accomplished musician, she played several instruments, including the piano and the harp. She also painted in oils and loved to engage in some of the more traditional art forms such as knitting, tatting and quilting. She also loved teaching these skills to others. In 1979, at the urging of her students, Helena founded the Quilter's Guild of Dallas.

Dallas Morning News obituary