of Conway, AR
July 11, 1937 - April 10, 2021
Helen Ruth Boals passed away peacefully in Conway, Arkansas at Superior Healthcare and Rehabilitation on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the age of 83. Helen was born July 11, 1937 in Russellville, Arkansas to parents Creed L. Bates and Dora Johns Bates.Helen was the widow of West Memphis former Mayor, Alfred "Al" Boals who passed away in 2012. She worked many years as Food Service Director for the West Memphis School District. She was a life long member of the West Memphis First Baptist Church. She was a member of both the Bible Study Fellowship and the Community Bible Study. Helen was also a founding member of the JW Rich Girls Club of West Memphis where she served on multiple Boards of Directors as well as coach girl's softball. She cherished going to various events with her grandchildren and was well known to be an awesome cook.Helen is survived by her two daughters; Gale Allen (Ben) of Conway, Arkansas and Pam House (Jeff) of Rogers, Arkansas. She also leaves four grandchildren; Laura Allen, Amy Howell (Dustin), Mallory Roeder (Chip) and Hunter House (Alex). Helen will be deeply missed by thirteen great grandchildren; Liam Howell, Hayes Howell, Bryce Howell, Lilah Roeder, Selah Roeder, Elsah Roeder, Axel Roeder, Iris Roeder, Hank House, Duke House and Bill House and two other little angels of which she was not able to meet because God has yet to present them to the world. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her brother, Harold Bates.In Lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to either the West Memphis First Baptist Church Children's Ministry, Community Bible Study or to the JW Rich Girl's Club in West Memphis.
GAYLE & PAM, I AM SAD TO READ YOUR MOM'S OBITUARY; HOWEVER HELEN HAD LIVED A GOOD CHRISTIAN LIFE, AND WE KNOW SHE IS REJOICING WITH THE ANGELS, AND BEING WITH YOUR DAD, AL IN A PEACEFUL PLACE MUCH LOVELIER, AND HAPPY WITH EVERYONE REJOICING, AND HAPPY, BUT I KNOW YOUR MOM LOVED YOU TWO GIRLS, AND ALL THOSE GRANDCHILDREN, BUT WE WILL SEE HER IN HEAVEN SOME SPECIAL REUNION DAY. MAY GOD COMFORD YOU IN KNOWING THAT SHE IS IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE. I WAS FOND OF BOTH YOUR PARENTS. PEACE AND COMFORT I PRAY FOR YOU BOTH AND THOSE GRANDCHILDREN. TAKE CARE BOTH OF YOU, AND I MISS SEEING YOU ALL IN WM.
To the family of Helen Boals I have known Helen since Jr.high at West Memphis. Helen was not only beautiful but was sweet and kind always with a smile. Heaven is a little brighter with her there. Praying for peace and comfort.
Gale, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and family.
There has always been a special place in my heart for the Boal’s family. Praying for you all in the days to come.
Beautiful person gone home to be with her creator! Love you Mrs Helen. My thoughts and prayers with family .
Our prayers are with your family. Mrs. Boals was such a sweet lady. We willsee her soon! We are sorry that we are unable to attend her service. May God give you strength in heaven abundance. Phil 4:13
Gale, I am so sorry about your mother. She was always so sweet to me. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam, you and your entire precious family are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember all the wonderful times and celebrate a life well lived. Although your work on earth is done,Your life in heaven has just begun.Your struggles here were hard and long,But they're over now; you're finally home.
To the family of Helen, Pam, Gale, Grandchildren, and Great- Grandchildren: I was sadden to hear of the passing of Helen .She was a friend of mine for several years.Helen was a fine person and a wonderful lady. I’ve gotten acquainted with her and her husband Al back in the mid 60’s, when we were working with a group to establish the J.W Rich Girls Club in the City of West Memphis. Helen was a delicates member and very active; serving in several different positions over the next few years. It was always a pleasure to work with Helen and to know her. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this most difficult time. May the lord bless and comfort you. Sorry I can not attend the funeral myself, but I will be thinking of you. Sincerely yours,Bill Felty
Gale, Pam and family, Helen was a very special lady that inspired many! I worked with her from the girls club to the school cafeteria! She will always be remembered as a hard working, honest and caring person! Many blessings will come from the memories you all have! Keep them close! Helen and Al were a great couple and all that knew them will never forget them!
Helen will.always be remembered for her beautiful smile.and great attitude. Her phone calls were certainly fun as we remembered family members and days gone by. Rest in Peace Helen.
I’m so sorry for your loss. She was always such a nice lady, and I know your family will miss her greatly
Love an prayers to you allDoug an Brenda Mayhue
Love an prayers to you all
I loved and enjoyed the funny stories Helen use to email me years ago , and she was funny too , even though I never meet Cousin Helen , she was always thought of in our family as kind , understanding and very loving so I felt I knew her I will miss her love and prayers to all the family
Brought back so many memories when we where young time seems to go so fast ...it was good to hear from Helen when she moved to Conway, I always loved her and I will miss her , love cousin Ildree
Gale and Pam,Speaking for my late Husband Artis and for Johns family I am sorry for your loss. Helen was so loved by all Johns family. I think Heaven has a new Angel.
Prayers for Mrs. Helen Boal's and her family from Sherri and Andy Luttrell. I was always so proud working with Helen and Gayle as a board member on the J.W. Rich Girls Club Board of Directors for many years. Mayor Boal's was a good man and grew up in Holly Gove Arkansas with my mother and aunt (mom's sister). Bless you all!
Love & prayers for the family.
May you Rest In Peace Helen. Your work on earth is done. You will be missed by many. My prayers go out to all family members as they mourn the loss of their loved one.
Gale & Pam, we are so very sorry to hear about your Mother. She was such a pretty & sweet lady. Glad she moved to Conway to be close to the family, & enjoy all the grandkids. Hugs & prayers for the family.
Helen was a beautiful woman and a beautiful person.
Pam & Gale, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Mama. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love,Amy
Pam and Gayle
Sorry to here this about your mother, Gale. Keep safe.
What a special lady Ms. Helen was. Her and Al loved me and supported me in so many ways. I will always have a special place in my heart for the Boals/House families . Much love to all of you.
Sorry for your loss!! Our family is praying for y’all.
I remember Helen all the way back to West Memphis High School. She was always a beautiful young lady. She graduated from High School in the same class with my wife Shirley Sanders (Baser). I also knew Al Boals too. Sorry for your loss.
Gale and Pam,My heart hurts for you both. Your mom was loved by many and we will miss her too. I know she was so happy to see your dad when she got to Heaven!! We love you all and are lifting you up in prayer! Love,Dave and Lanette
Sorry for your loss!
Gail, Pam and families. My deepest sympathy is with you and your families. My God's word put comfort in your hearts.Trish
Pam, I am sorry for the loss of your mom. I will be praying for you and your family. Mary Kay Baker