Jim Steed (Helduser) Everett
Nov. 12, 1920 – Sept. 20, 2015
Jim Steed (Helduser) Everett, 94, formerly of Groves, Texas, died peacefully at her residence in Bryan, Texas, on September 20, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 Twin City Hwy, in Groves, Texas.
Jim, named after her Uncle Jim Steed, was born November 12, 1920 in Port Arthur, Texas, to William Henry Steed and Anna Gertrude Rye Steed. Jim attended Thomas Jefferson High School, serving in the Red Hussar Drum and Bugle Corps and graduating in 1938.
Jim worked as a bookkeeper until marrying Robert (Bob) Helduser in 1948. They would be married for 40 years, until Bob’s death in 1988. Bob and Jim were parents to one son, James Robert (Jim Bob) Helduser. They enjoyed swimming, golfing, and supporting their son’s many sporting activities and, later, his coaching career.
In 1997, Jim married Charles Everett, Sr. of Bridge City, Texas. Together, they enjoyed music, theatre, and traveling, often in the companionship of Jim’s sister and brother-in-law, Matilda “Tay” and Don Smith, Sr.
Jim was preceded in death by her husbands and son; sister and brother-in-law; half- brother Walter Sims; cousins, including Cecil Rye and Jack Guidry; and many special friends.
Jim is survived by her daughter-in-law, Janet Helduser of College Station; three grandchildren, Brant (Noelle) Helduser of Houston, Kylene Helduser of San Antonio, and Jenna Helduser of College Station; three great-grandchildren, Ashton, Hailey, and Taylor Helduser; and nieces and nephews, Don (Jane) Smith, Jr. of Tyler, George Taylor (Karen) Sims of Houston, Betty Jane (Mark) Murphy of Austin, and Carol Ann (Bill) Tiffee of Austin. She is also survived by three stepchildren, Charles Everett, Jr. of Virginia; Caroline (Jack) Meyer of George West, Texas; and Deborah Everett of New York City.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803 or http://www.hospicebrazosvalley.org.
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