Official Obituary of

Helen Marie (Culpepper) Jennings

August 17, 1932 ~ March 27, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Helen Jennings Obituary

Helen Jennings 91 passed away March 27th,2024. The Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday April 2,2024 11:00 AM at Lawn Haven Memorial Garden Cemetery.  The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Mon. afternoon from 4 to 6 PM.  The family would especially like to thank hospice for their loving care.

 She was born August 17,1932 to Ruth and Alvin Culpepper in Clovis, New Mexico. She married Jack Jennings on July 16th, 1950. They moved to a farm and ranch 10 miles from House, New Mexico. Helen enjoyed being a wife, mother, housewife, cooking, oil painting, flower arranging, sewing, crocheting, needle point, playing the piano, playing the organ, singing, making lamps, organizing things, cleaning her house, and raising their 4 children. Helen was very talented and could make anything she put her mind to whether it was building furniture or making Christmas decorations. She was very talented in whatever she did.

Helen and Jack raised their children in the House Baptist Church where Jack led the singing and Helen played the piano. They moved to Portales in 1971 and continued serving the Lord at University Baptist Church with Jack leading the singing and Helen playing the piano part-time.

Helen enjoyed playing games with her kids from playing cards, dominos, and especially Wahoo (Murder Marbles) we would play for hours and laugh and cut up. Helen was so witty and loved to laugh with her kids and family. She loved having big family dinners and doing all the cooking. We loved her homemade rolls, cinnamon rolls, everything she cooked was always so good. She made the best desserts from cakes, pies, you name it. Growing up she always made homemade biscuits, made butter, syrup, pancakes. Because you couldn’t run to the grocery store because we were 65 miles from Clovis.

She was supportive of everything we did and would always be there for all of us. She was our best friend as well as our mother. We all knew we could always talk to Mother.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Ruth Culpepper, one brother Floyd Culpepper, and a son Gary Jennings in 2015. Helen is survived by her husband Jack Jennings, one daughter Kathy Dunn husband Butch Dunn, granddaughter Michelle Dunn and fiancé Paul Hill, grandson Chad Dunn, wife Charla Dunn, great grandson Colton Dunn, two sons Randy Jennings, wife Perri Jennings, daughter Angela Miller, husband Mike Miller, great grandson Rylan, great granddaughter Ashton, granddaughter Melody Vice, great grandson Conner, great granddaughter Mercedes, grandson Jordon Jennings, wife Carrilee, great granddaughter Kasia, great granddaughter Katelin, great grandson Jasiah, son Steve Jennings, wife Rosa grandson Nathan Jennings, wife Violet, grandson Matthew. Sheila (Gary Jennings deceased) grandson Kyle. wife Leslie. great grandsons Case, Carson, Creed, granddaughter Keila, grandson Kory, wife Raeona.

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Graveside Service
April 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Lawn Haven Cemetery, Clovis, Portales

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