Born in Dublin Ireland in 1930, Helena Clare Easterling Foley of Wimberley, TX passed away unexpectedly on her 87th birthday, Tuesday, June 27th, 2017.
Living with her family in England, Clare survived air raids, curfews and food rationing during the bombing of London and immigrated to the United States after World War II when she was 17. While living in Jackson, MS, Clare met and married career Air Force CMS Nevil Ward Easterling and traveled the world while raising their 4 children, settling in Buda, TX.
Clare is remembered by many friends from her 22 year employment at HEB Bakeries in Austin and then at the Kyle Thrift Store.
She is preceded in death by her husband Ward, daughter Paula, nephew Dean and life partner Lou Bonin.
Clare is survived by her son Mark Easterling of Austin, daughter Susan Alexander and her husband Cliff of Wimberley, son John Easterling and his wife Karen of San Antonio. Clare was also very close to and survived by her grand-children and great-grandchildren; Nevil Easterling of Austin, Chad and Lee Ann Young (Hudson and twins Holden & Hondo) of Wimberley, Ben and Tracy Young (Jaci & Jenna) of Wimberley, Rodney Young of Buda, Cory and Tanee Young (Stockton) of San Marcos, Cliff "Bubba" Alexander Jr. and wife Joann (Taylor, Morgan, Sawyer and Braxton) of Kyle, Brandy Alexander (Ian and Shiloh)of Austin. Clare is also survived by sister Gerry Frasier of Jackson, MS, nieces Sandy & Colleen, brother Ronald "Ronnie" Foley and sister-in-law Sarah of Jackson, MS, nephews Carl & David and brother Harold "Harry" of Maida Vale, London, England. Clare will be lovingly remembered by special friends Dana Scott, Suzanne Wayne, and Cindy & Carlon Abshire and Clare's best friend, traveling companion and gambling "partner-in-crime" Trini Conroy.
We all will remember Clare's gracious disposition, her generosity with family and friends and her quick witted sense of humor. She was particularly proud of her great-grandchildren, who adored her. Clare created a loving, active and lively family who will remain close and carry on her legacy.
Clare’s family will receive visitors at Thomason Funeral Home in Wimberley this Friday, June 30, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. through 6:00 P.M. with a funeral service beginning at 6:00 P.M. Interment will take place at Kyle Cemetery at a later date. For more information, call Thomason Funeral Home at (512) 847-2226 or visit www.thomasonfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book.