COLEMAN, Helen M. (Hingle)
Helen Malinda Coleman was born on July 22, 1914 to Arthur Hingle and Elizabeth Primm in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and passed away on May 21, 2008 in San Antonio, TX. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and Texas Western (UTEP). She had BA and MA and was a member of ALPHA CHI. Mrs. Coleman was a teacher and artist and genealogist. She taught biology in the public schools in El Paso, Corpus Christi and San Antonio. She taught accelerated Biology at Churchill and was so proud of her many doctors and nurses. She loved to teach and touched hundreds of minds and had a wonderful life. She retired from Churchill High. After retirement she taught painting at J.C.C. and painted and won numerous awards. She loved to travel and saw most of the world. She also was a ceramics maker. She traced her family with her genealogy work and belonged to the Colonial Dames (Robert Speer Chapter) and served as their president. She also belonged to the DAR, Daughter's of 1812 and the Magna Carta Organizations. She was a member of the San Antonio Genealogy Society, the North San Antonio Retired Teacher's Group plus other such organizations in El Paso and Corpus Christi. Mrs. Coleman was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Emerson Coleman in 1968; sister, Frances Finkbeiner; and brother, Arthur Thomas Hingle. Survivors include her step-daughter, Jean Hafernick & husband John; step-grandson, Gib Hafernick & wife Saskia; step-great-grandson, Rory Hafernick; sister-in-law, Margery Hingle; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Sunset Memorial Park. Sunset Funeral Home.