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Obituary for Violet Strange

Violet Jean Williams Strange was born November 27, 1934 in Marshall, TX to the parentage of Ross and Lucille Bennett Williams. She was the youngest of 3 girls. Violet Jean departed this life February 24, 2021 at Heritage House in Marshall, TX. at the age of 86.

Violet Jean accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior as a young girl at Bethesda Baptist Church. She was educated at Park School and graduated from H.B. Pemberton in 1952. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Los Angeles, CA and resided in Southern California for many years before returning to Marshall, TX in 1991.

While living in California, Violet Jean excelled and accomplished many goals along with her husband Louis Strange. Together they owned and operated L+V Floorcovering, a very successful business for many years. She was a fashion designer with her own segment called "Dress for Success, Look Your Very Best" on a daily radio show. They traveled to many destinations, including The White House during the Presidency of Ronald Reagan, Violet purchased a beautiful home in Rancho Palos Verdes located in the hills overlooking Los Angeles. From the ocean view estate, she enjoyed entertaining with family and friends. After the business closed, Violet Jean decided to move back home to Marshall, TX to care for her father.

She became the musician at various churches and was a car salesperson for Poindexter Motors. She held a secretarial position at Republican Women of Harrison County and a seamstress for many people.

Violet Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, first husband, Odives Helton; son, Clifford Louis Helton; stepdaughter, Ethel Strange; and granddaughter, Nichole Burns Pyles.

Violet Jean is survived by three sons, Raymond Charles Burns of Marshall Texas, Don (Helton) Del Rio of Rancho Dominguez, CA and Kenneth Kirk Helton of Lansing, MI. She is also survived by two stepdaughters Cassandra Hutchinson of Sacramento, CA and Lois Strange of Bellflower, CA; sisters Sue Isom of Dallas, TX and Ross Dunn of Inglewood, CA. 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.