Helen Trenckmann

  • Born: May 28, 1926
  • Died: February 14, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705

Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Surrounded by friends and family, Helen Trenckmann (née Mary Helen Brice) joined her beloved husband Charles in Heaven on February 14, 2019. Helen was born and raised in Dallas, graduated from Highland Park High School and as a proud "Scottie" came to Austin to study business at the University of Texas. She believed in her community and was a dedicated member of Assistance League of Austin, Readers Guild Auxiliary, and the PTA. Helen was a devout Catholic and loved being a parishioner of St. Austin Parish. She walked through life with a caring and compassionate nature whose friendship was open to all. Her love of fresh flowers and her gardens earned her the nickname "The Flower Lady". For all who knew her, unconditional love as well as "Let go… and let God" were the principles she lived by.

She is survived by her children Chip & Cynthia along with her nieces, nephews, and cousins including Susan and Gene Bauer, Dick Flume, Pat and Mary Flume, Terry and Vicki Flume, Michael and Shelley Flume, and Linda Vilbig and Charles "Butch" Boggess.

The family is truly grateful to the St. Austin's community for the warmth and love that made Mass so special for her. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Seton Medical Center ICU and their Palliative Care team who made some difficult days a little easier.

Visitation will be February 20 at 10:00am at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, Texas, followed by a memorial service at 11:00. Graveside service will be at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Drive.

Flowers may be sent to the funeral home. Donations may be made to St. Austin Catholic Parish or Assistance League of Austin.


Condolence & Memory Journal


You will always be surrounded by Helen's love.

Posted by Saustrups - Austin, TX - Family   April 09, 2021


Chip and Cindy,
I hope that you find comfort in remembering your Mom this Mother's Day. You were blessed to have a Mom who loved you both so much!

Posted by Drusilla - West Lake Hills, TX - acquaintance   May 11, 2019


Chip and Cindy, May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Niels Saustrup - Austin, TX   March 01, 2019

I am a greeter at the mass that Helen
attended each week. That is how I met her.
We always shared a few words of greetings at that time. For a week or so,I missed seeing her.Learning later that she had died. I do miss seeing her and having our brief visits on Saturday afternoon at the Deacons Door.

Posted by Colleen Mehner - Austin, TX   February 21, 2019

I will miss her such a nice lady.

Posted by Frances Ybarra - Austin, TX - Friend   February 20, 2019

I am so sorry to hear this. I lived next door to Helen on Thomas Drive for many, many years, and used to babysit Chip and Cindy. She was always so gracious and was such a wonderful person. She will be missed.

Mindy M. Smith

Posted by Mindy Smith - Alpharetta, GA - Neighbor   February 20, 2019


Posted by Kathleen Strong - Austin, TX - Family   February 20, 2019

My heart felt condolences at the loss of such a strong spirited Mom, Wife, and friend. Heaven has gained such a treasure. She will be missed here but knowing that eternity fulled with nothing but joy and pain free abundant life is a in-store makes the time apart seem short. - Scott McCreight

Posted by Scott McCreight - Lakeway, TX   February 19, 2019

As a young teacher to Chip and Cindy, I had the true pleasure of getting to know Helen. She was a warm, loving and caring individual, accepting of all and ever encouraging. Her love was indeed unconditional and she will be missed by so many.

Posted by Mary Kay Long - Boise, ID - Friend   February 19, 2019

I will always cherish the childhood memories of so many occasions spent with the Trenckmanns. The fondest ones include delicious cakes baked by aunt Helen .

Posted by Paul Saustrup - Austin, TX - Family   February 18, 2019

May the family be comforted by Jesus' promise of seeing your dear loved one again. John 6:40.

Posted by A. L.    February 18, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time to comfort you and give you strength.

Posted by C K - TX   February 18, 2019

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