Mary Helen
MARY HELEN HANNA, "HELEN", 75, DIED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ON APRIL 30, 2011 AFTER A LONG ILLNESS. HELEN, BEAUTIFUL MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER AND FRIEND WAS BORN IN DALLAS, TEXAS IN 1936 AND ATTENDED BAYLOR UNIVERSITY FOLLOWING GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL. SHE MOVED TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN WHERE SHE SETTLED AND RAISED HER FAMILY. SHE IS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN WHERE OBTAINED A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN 1980. HELEN MOVED TO SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA AND EVENTUALLY SETTLED IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA IN 1990. HELEN IS SURVIVED BY HER LOVING FAMILY, INCLUDING CHILDREN KENNETH HABEEB, KAREN MURCIA AND MARK HABEEB; SON-IN LAW EDWIN MURCIA; SIBLINGS GLORIA KHAMIS, FRANK HANNA, FRED HANNA AND EMILY KARALASH; GRANDCHILDREN TRISTAN MURCIA, SARAH MURCIA, NICHOLAS MURCIA, AND GABRIEL HABEEB; MANY NIECES, NEPHEWS AND FRIENDS. HELEN IS A BEAUTIFUL SOUL AND HER SPIRIT WILL LIVE ON IN THOSE WHO WERE FORTUNATE TO KNOW HER. A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011 AT 10:00 A.M. WHITE AND DAY MORTUARY, 3215 SEPULVEDA BLVD. IN MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 90266.

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  1. Dear Kenneth, Karen & Mark, I wish to express my sympathy on your lose. I will never forget Helen. So many wonderful memories, she was a dear cousin. She will be missed. God Bless Her! Love, Sally Kandah

  2. Dear Kenny, Karen and Mark, My mom called me, yesterday, with the sad news of your mother’s passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. Watching the lovely online tribute, though, brought back so many memories. My deepest sympathies to you all,

  3. Mark, Karen, Ken and Families – My condolences on the passing of your Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt. Helen was a wonderful friend to me going back many years, and although she relocated from Phoenix years ago we always kept in contact and had many long and meaningful conversations. Helen will remain alive in the hearts of us who knew her well. I’ll never forget her great smile and the twinkle in her eyes and her wonderful melodic voice and laughter. From my heart to yours, Patricia

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