Oct. 1 obituaries

Helen L. Hamby

Dec. 23, 1931-Sept. 28, 2013

Gresham resident Helen L. Hamby died Saturday, Sept. 28. She was 81.

A private burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.

The youngest of six girls, Helen was born Dec. 23, 1931, in DeKalb, Texas, to John Thomas and Susie Mae (Cook) Bunger.

Helen retired from working at Bank of America. She earned her associate degree while in her 60s.

Along with being a member of Church of Christ, Helen enjoyed cooking, sewing and being a grandmother.

Helen is survived by her sisters, Lucille Flatt and Louise Burkhalter; sons, Dewayne Russ, James Gregory Hamby and Robert B. Hamby; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.