May 16, 1939 - October 2, 2020
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Helen Regina Schmookler (a"h) during the early morning of October 2, 2020, in Austin. She was a beloved wife of Marty for 61 years, a cherished mother of Donna Schmookler Ellis, Stephen Schmookler, Renee Schmookler, and Peter (Jenn) Schmookler; and adored by her grandchildren Rae, Matthew, Joshua (z"l), Avraham, and Shala. She is also survived by her brother David Margolies, and her sister-like cousin Helene Gross. Helen (a"h) was born in Brooklyn in 1939. At a very young age, her family moved to Montclair, NJ, where she grew up. She attained her nursing certificate at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, and she worked in various hospitals, including St. David's hospital in Austin, with new mothers and their babies. She was an early teacher of natural childbirth classes, as well. Helen (a"h) enjoyed volunteering with the CAA Sisterhood -- working in the kitchens and in the gift shop. She also volunteered as a docent at the LBJ Library for more than 10 years. She enjoyed arts and culture, encouraging her children to learn to play instruments and sing. Helen (a"h) was 81. Private funeral and burial services will be held on Monday, 5 October @ 2:00 pm in the CAA section of Austin Memorial Park. A livestream of the graveside service will begin on the Austin Natural Funerals Facebook page shortly before 2 pm. Use this link https://www.facebook.com/AustinNaturalFunerals to join us. It is not necessary to have a Facebook account to watch the service. Because of the Festival of Sukkot, shiva plans are delayed until after the Festival. These plans are pending and will be communicated when finalized. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in Helen's (a"h) loving memory to the Sisterhood Fund @ Congregation Agudas Achim --https://congregationagudasachim.shulcloud.com/form/give T'hi Nishmata Tzrurah Bitzror haChaim. May Helen's (a"h) memory be bound up in the bond of life.
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Helen Regina Schmookler (a"h) during the early morning of October 2, 2020, in Austin. She was a beloved wife of Marty for 61 years, a cherished mother of Donna Schmookler Ellis, Stephen Schmookler,... View Obituary & Service Information
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