Helen “Bea” Talbot

March 2, 1921-April 1, 2021

Helen Beatrice “Bea”

Knopp Talbot, age 100,

passed away peacefully

April 1, 2021. She was

born March 2, 1921 in her

home in San Antonio, TX

to Edwin and Annie


Bea grew up in San An-

tonio and met Ralph

Dobrusky in 1940. They

were married on April

26,1940. Ralph was killed

in an airplane accident on

September 5, 1942. They

had 1 child, Ralph, who

was only 2 months old at

the time of his death.

Bea then met Louis Les-

ter “Lou” Talbot and they

were married on Sep-

tember 25, 1945. Lou

adopted Bea’s first son

and they proceeded to

have 7 more children.

They lived all over the

world, but Bea’s favorites

were Hawaii, Germany

and Washington, DC.

They settled in Fort

Worth, TX in 1968 where

Bea lived until moving to

Garrison, ND in 2016 to

be near her daughter,

Margaret, who helped

care for her until 2020.

While living in Fort

Worth, Bea served as a

Eucharistic Minister at

Saint Andrew’s Church

where she was a longtime

member. She was also on

the bereavement commit-

tee at the church. Bea was

a loving wife and mother

to her children as well as

her grandchildren.

Bea’s husband, Lou,

passed away in 2006 after

61 years of marriage. In

addition to Lou, Bea was

preceded in death by her

daughter, Anne who

passed away in 1984, her

son in law, Jim Spain in

2012, her son, John in

2016 and her daughter,

Margaret Spain in 2021.

Bea is survived by: son,

Ralph (Diana Reisen) of

Boston, MA, son Tom (Jer-

ry) of Grapevine, TX, son

Richard (Connie) of

Weatherford, TX, son Bill

(Stephanie) of Benton-

ville, VA, son James (Lori)

of Gunnison, CO, and

daughter in law, Teresa

Talbot of Fort Worth, TX;

as well as 16 grandchil-

dren and 18 great


The family would like

to thank the amazing staff

at the Garrison Hospital

nursing home for all their

care and support of Bea

these past 4+ years.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m.

Monday, April 12 at Saint

Andrew Catholic Church,

3312 Dryden Rd, Fort

Worth, TX 76109. Inter-

ment: Laurel Land

Cemetery, 7100 Crowley

Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76134.

Memorials in her honor

may be sent to Saint An-

drew Catholic Church.