Helen Bryant, 84, of College Station passed peacefully on October 9, 2020.
She was born July 6, 1936 in Bryan to Annie and Joe Fagan. Helen was a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman. She was known for not holding back her opinion and a knack for telling it like it is. She was genuine to a fault and yet she sugar-coated nothing. She was from the school of hard knocks and believed in hard work. Helen mainly lived in Somerville, Texas where she raised 3 daughters, owned and operated a café, and later managed an Antique store. Her daughters fondly remember the yearly vacations to the beach and sleeping in the back of her station wagon, the trips to Mississippi (and don’t ask when are we going to get there), cutting down cedar Christmas trees off the side of a country road and many more
Throughout her life, Helen loved traveling in her RV to estate sales and antique shows. She was passionate about her animals; her favorite breed of dogs were the Poodle, German Shepard, and Shih Tzu, along with miniature horses, birds, chickens and even an emu or 6! You would always find the television on many of the animal channels and country music playing on the radio.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Bryant; daughter, Cathy Hanley; brother, Joe Fagan and son-in-law, Larry Weichert.
She is survived by her daughters Barbara Lewis and husband Glenn of College Station, Cheryl Weichert of Bryan; sister, Betty Mahan of Somerville; seven grandchildren, Chad, Lauren, January, Lara, Abby, Reagan and Latisha along with eight great-grandchildren.
She was loved and will be missed by family and friends.