Helen Viola Masters

Helen Viola Masters
Helen Viola Masters

Helen Masters, 90, of Frisco, TX passed into Eternal Life Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Born in Turkey, TX in 1930 to Oscar and Grace Cunningham, later moving with the family to New Mexico and schooled in Dexter, NM.  Having a father who taught at singing schools throughout Eastern New Mexico and West Texas, she had a voice that blessed many. Part of the singing Cunningham’s and also joining to sing for the soldiers during the war.  Nurses caught her numerous times singing Gospel Hymns in the hospital or in her nursing facility.

Helen married Joe Masters ‘Cliff’ in 1949 and they remained together until his death in 2017. She raised her family in San Jon, providing their needs, but always said she did not work at a job.

After retiring from school teaching, Cliff and Helen moved to Clovis, NM. She volunteered as a pink lady at the hospital there for decades, logging several thousand hours serving others, receiving awards for all the time spent.

Cliff and Helen spent many summers at Bonito Lake near Ruidoso, where they established another neighborhood. Ambassadors to the entire campground, with hobo pies and hummingbirds as their calling cards.

Helen touched so many lives in her 90 years. She loved kids and had sleepovers for kids over a period of 5 decades.  She was a member of the Church of Christ and worshipped in San Jon, Dexter, Portales, and most recently in Amarillo Texas, where the “kiddo’s” she once knew were grown and attending there. What a treat for her to see them again and grown with their own children.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Ann; and husband of 68 years, Joe C. Masters.

She is survived by her daughter, Elaine of Frisco, TX, two sons, Phil and wife Linda of Lubbock, TX, and Frankie and wife Jakie of Las Cruces, NM. Grandkids galore she would say, the current count being 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandkids.

No services can be held at this time with arrangements being with Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors in Amarillo. Interment will be at the San Jon Cemetery on Monday, December 14, 2020.  Due to restrictions, only family will be able to attend.

Viewing will be available from Noon- 8:00 P.M., Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas.



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