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.