Helen Marie Van Keulen, 53, passed away March 7, 2017. She was born July 16, 1963 in Pomona, California to parents Ruben and Rachel Delgadillo. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Dickinson, Texas. She married Daryl Van Keulen in 1998. Helen was an optometrist and last worked for Kaiser Permanente in Riverside California in 1999 but quit due to back problems. They moved to Texas in 1999. She was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in December 2012 and fought the pain and disability for more than four years but when it spread to her liver it was too much. She was a Benedictine Oblate and chose the name Sister Placid.
She was preceded in death by her infant sister, Susan Delgadillo and her Father Ruben Delgadillo.
She is survived by her loving husband Daryl Van Keulen; mother Rachel Delgadillo; daughter, Mary Van Keulen; sons, Stephen Van Keulen, James Van Keulen, Thomas Van Keulen, and Patrick Van Keulen; sisters, Linda Yeomans, Terrie Delgadillo, and Barbara Pugliese; and brothers, Michael and Charles Delgadillo.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 Friday, March 10, 2017 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Dickinson with interment following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the catholic school our children are attending:
Queen of Angels Academy
4100 Hwy 3, Dickinson TX 77539