The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 9, 2013

Helen Sue Decker

Published 4-9-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Celebration of life for Helen Sue Decker, 78-year-old Enid resident, will be 2 p.m. today, April 9, 2013, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Kevin Strope will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Sue was born Feb. 16, 1935, in Pond Creek, Okla., to Chris and Vera (Zander) Bacher and died Friday, April 5, 2013, at The Commons.

She attended local schools and graduated from Enid High School.

She worked at the Youngblood Hotel in the café.

She then attended Enid Business College and the nursing program at Autry Vo-Tech.

She worked as a nurse aid at St. Mary’s Hospital for over 40 years. She received her 40-year pin in 2011. She also worked as a greeter at the Maxwell House Restaurant following her shift at the hospital.

Sue was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She attended Cowboy Church as well.

She enjoyed traveling to Eureka Springs and Branson, Mo. She was an avid reader and enjoyed listening to the Bible on tape. She also loved her animals.

She is survived by her son, Danny Alexander and wife Martha of Georgia; daughter, Tammy Vasquez and husband Mark of Enid; 10 grandchildren, Micah, Tess, Chris, Jon, Tarsia, Chris, Mark, Desirea, Alissa and Tanner; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Chris and Mel Bacher, and David Hudson; sister, Edna Klingenberg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Robert.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to OMRF, lung cancer division.

Condolences may be made to the family online at

(Submitted by family)