Helen Rhame

July 5, 1941 ~ June 8, 2011

Helen Rhame, 69, of Lake Charles died at 4:30 AM Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in her residence.

Ms. Rhame was a life long resident of the Lake Charles area. She began her career as an operator at Southern Bell Phone Company and became one of the first "Frame Dames." She retired from ATT after 40 years of service. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America.

She is survived by four sisters: Manove Hall and husband Ronnie of Tuscon, AZ, Delores Trosclair of Lake Charles, LA, Diane Gross and husband Harold of Roanoke, AL, Faye Ivanyisky of Hammond, LA, one brother Howard(Sonny) Rhame Jr. and wife Josie of San Antonio, TX; half sister, Lela Baker of

Spencer, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ms. Rhame is preceded in death by her parents Bessie and Howard Rhame; one brother Cecil Rhame; and a half brother, G.K. Rhame.

Family graveside services were held on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Melder, Louisiana. Pastor Jason Townley was the celebrant.

Donations may be made to Odyssey Hospice Health Care 814 West McNeese St. Suit 100 Lake Charles, LA 70605 or to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society one Lakeshore Dr. suit 1585 Lake Charles, LA 70629.

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  1. Diane and Family…So sorry to hear of your loss…I hope all is well with you and yours…Marcia Owens Farber

  2. I will miss Aunt Helen very much! I have so many wonderful memories from College days, and spending weekends with her Maw Maw Rhame,as well as many other special times shared together! You are all in my heart, thoughts prayers. Love Always, Michelle

  3. Our prayers are with you in your loss. I know the angels are rejoicing as they welcome Helen home. Her life was an inspiration to all of us and she will be greatly missed. We will hold her memory close to our hearts.

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