Helen Brister Kremer


Helen Brister Kremer
Helen Brister Kremer

Helen Brister Kremer, 91, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on February 20, 2022, in Amarillo.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, March 3, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Father John Valdez of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church officiating.   Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas.  Service arrangements are entrusted to Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Helen was born in Landeshut, Germany to August and Heldegard Brantwein on August 15, 1930.  She met Beryle D. Brister while he was stationed in Germany during WWII  and they married on October 17, 1948, in Loburg, Germany. On August 9, 1986, Helen married Alfred A. Kremer of Independence, Iowa and they enjoyed 26 years of marriage until Al’s passing in 2012.

Helen owned and operated a women’s contemporary ladies boutique, Helen’s Fashions, providing the Amarillo area with the latest apparel, accessories and jewelry for 25 years. Helen participated in the Delta Zeta sorority and attended St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Amarillo.

Helen was preceded in death by her husbands, Beryle Dean Brister and Alfred A. Kremer, her beloved son’s, Beryle Dean Brister, Jr. and Jerry Lee Brister and her siblings, Rosal and Johanna.

Helen is survived by her son, Michael R. Brister and wife Ellen of Amarillo, sister, Christa Reed of Lakeview, Texas, brother Vernon Brantwein of White Deer, Texas, niece, Krystyna Hartman of Amarillo, eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by the family she shared with Alfred Kremer; daughters Linda Rousser of Amarillo, Victoria Kremer of Atlanta, Georgia, Cynthia Case of Aliso Viejo, California; his sons, Tony Kremer, Roger Kremer of Independence, Iowa, Patrick Kremer of Fort Worth, Texas and sixteen grandchildren.

Helen will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a self-made woman with great passion and an extraordinarily strong will. She loved cooking and sharing delicious meals and desserts with her family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Matthew C. Brister, Michael H. Brister, Jonathan P. Conser, Grant W. Dixon, Brister P. Conser and Beryle D. Brister Jr. II.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to BSA Hospice and The Ware for the care provided by their staffs during the final days of Helen’s life. Memorial contributions may be made to BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 5211 SW 9th Ave., Suite 100, Amarillo, Texas 79106.

12 Replies to “Helen Brister Kremer”

  1. Mike and Ellen I am so sorry for your loss It was honor to take care of your mom while at Bivins.She was indeed a special lady.

  2. Condolences for your loss of this gracious lady.
    We had the privilege of visiting with her a few times over the years. She was always an elegant, interesting lady to visit with
    She will be missed by all who knew and loved her

  3. Mike and Ellen please know I’m praying for you and the family. I loved your sweet Helen so. She was the best neighbor to me and my children for over 20 years. She definitely was a very strong willed woman with a heart of gold. I will always cherish fond memories of my days spent visiting with Helen in her home or mine, her delicious desserts and listening to loving stories she told of her family.
    I know the reunion you had with your sons and loved ones …. was absolutely magnificent. I will always hold a very special place in my heart for you. I’ll always remember you and love you Helen. Go and fly with the angels …. I know your wings are so beautiful …. Just like you!
    Rest In Peace dear friend. Your work here on earth is done.
    Gloria Castleberry Stapp

  4. Mike and Ellen and family, our sincere condolences to all of the Brister family. We are praying for all of you in this time of loss of our dear Aunt Helen. May God give you all His peace. Jim Williams (for myself, Jennifer Murray, and Juanice “Tookie” Williams – Sister-In-Law).

  5. She was our neighbor for about 20+ years. She never failed to show up at our door with a homemade cake when there was a illness or death !!! She will be missed. God bless the family. Hugs

  6. Our deepest condolences go out to the Brister family may Helen Rip may God bless you all. The Duran family Santa Fe New Mexico

  7. Helen was a wonderful person, so happy to have known her and be apart of her life. Thank you to the family for allowing me she will forever be in my heart ❤and missed. I pray 🙏to God for your strength and prayers 🙏to all of you lots of love 😘Sheryl Lemelle.

  8. Helen was a beautiful lady. She faced so much adversity in her life, but had the strength to go on and be an example to all of us!

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