Helen Riggs Gabriel

Helen Riggs Gabriel, 88, of Borger, formerly of Pampa, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 in Borger

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Friday, June 26, 2020 at Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Pampa with Rev. Kyle Ohsfeldt, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Helen was born on November 27, 1931 in Soper, OK to Jim and Ettie Roebuck Riggs. She married Virgil Gabriel on December 10, 1981 in Clayton, NM. Helen was involved in her community and worked for Nurses Unlimited during the later years of her life. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. Helen took in every stray, animal or human, her love extended far beyond her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil Gabriel; 2 sons, Jerry Jones and David Bowers; 3 brothers, Ralph Riggs, Lex Riggs, and Aaron Riggs; and sister, Marie Salmon.

Helen is survived by her 2 grandsons, Jeff Jones and wife Jodie of Pampa and Kelly Jones and wife Krista of Amarillo; 2 granddaughters, Aleshia Bowers of Fort Worth and Ashley Bowers and fiancé Austin Lujan of Borger; daughter-in-law, Lisa Lang of Borger; sister-in-law, Lanell Riggs of Pampa; niece, Genia Burgess of Borger; 9 great-grandchildren, Kalynn Curtis, Brian Jones, Blake Jones, Hayden Jones, Cooper Jones, Hendrix Douglas, Bryce Miller, Lorelei Lujan, and Elaine Grannan; several great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.


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