Helen Pendleton, 90, of Wister died March 1, 2014, in Poteau. She was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Henry Quellar and Maria (Jaurequi) Martinez. She was a retired certified nurses aide and cashier.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Gene Pendleton; son, Joseph Ascencio; and sister, Sara Anaya.
She was survived by two daughters, Myra Lumbley of Poteau and Anita Bailey of Wister; two sons; Richard Ascencio of Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Charles Ascencio of Munster, Ind.; sister Evangeline Richardson of Monterey, Calif.; two brothers Larry Martinez of Chicago, and Henry Martinez of Colorado; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many more family members, friends and loved ones.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, with Bro. Don Martin officiating. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.
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