Helen L. Oakley Cornwell

Helen L. Oakley Cornwell, 90, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022. Helen was born March 4, 1932, in Newport Rhode Island, the only daughter of John B. F. and Helen L. Oakley. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, John F. Cornwell. She was loved by her children; John B. Cornwell (Leslie), Robert E. Cornwell (Marilyn) and Catherine L. Hebert (Tom), grandchildren; Benjamin (Lauren), Katherine, Callahan (Lauren), Travis and great grandchildren; Campbell, Anna, Benjamin and Hank. She was preceded in death by son, Jeffrey B. Cornwell and brothers, Sydney, John, Sidney J, George and Roger Oakley. Helen was a long-time resident of Clear Lake City, having moved with her family to the area in 1965. Helen took great delight in her family and her many friends. She loved to travel and, along with John, traveled extensively around the US and other parts of the world. Helen was active in the Girl Scouts, serving as a leader for several years. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, active in the Carmeliters senior group and was an avid bridge player.

Services are as follows: Wake/Visitation (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) Wednesday, April 6th, Crowder Funeral Home (Webster). Rosary (10:00 am), Funeral Service (10:30 am), April 7th, St. Bernadette Church (Clear Lake). Internment (4:00 pm), April 7th, Forest Park East (League City/Webster).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to a charity of your choice.


  1. Brad, Bobby and Cathy
    So very sorry to hear about you mother’s death. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.
    Mary and Dick Tucker

    Mary and Dick Tucker
  2. John and family
    Sad to hear the news about Aunt Helen after Cathy’s phone call today. I wish I was in better condition to travel to be with you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jean Oakley Foster
  3. John, Cathy, Bobby and Brad,
    Sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish your memories of her. She was a great lady.
    Love, Robert & Pat Oakley

    Robert L Oakley
  4. John, Cathy, Bobby and Brad:
    So sad to hear of Aunt Helen’s passing. She will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Claire Oakley

    Claire Oakley
  5. Dear John and Family
    Helen’s sufferings are now over and she will continue her loving care of you all. May she rest in peace.
    Lovingly, Sister Joan Pollock, SSJ
    St.Catherine Academy, Newport classmate

    Sister Joan F Pollock
  6. John, Brad, Bobby and Cathy
    We are so very sorry that Helen has passed away. Wish we would have had a chance to see her when we were in the area. At least we did get to visit with her last October. We will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Love, Gary and Patty

    Gary and Patty Pollock

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