Helen Janice Verdun Strickland

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Helen Janice Verdun Strickland passed away at Harbor Hospice in Houston, TX. on July 12, 2016 at 6:24 PM at the age of 76. She was born in Pontiac, IL on December 21, 1939 to Harry F. Verdun and Anna M. Close Verdun.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 55 years Charles (Sonny) Clayton Strickland; son, Richard Charles Strickland and daughter-in-law Janice (Silvers) Strickland; brother, Harry J. Verdun; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and John Cleary; and brother-in-law John L. Louis.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Patti and husband Bill Pait; son, John and wife Terri Strickland; sisters, Grace June and husband Alan Welte, Jo Ann and husband Ray Hoegger and Kay Louis; sister-in-law, Catherine Verdun; many nieces, nephews; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
After retiring, Helen and Sonny enjoyed traveling the open road and exploring the country in their RV making many friends along the way. Helen loved a good joke and enjoyed playing poker, reading, board games, sewing, embroidery and spending time with family and friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. with the funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. James H. Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the Strickland family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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