On Saturday, January 14, 2023, Alisa Jean Helfert Clark, passed peacefully in her sleep at age 62. Alisa was welcomed home to God by her Father, Robert Helfert, her Mother, Tommie Jean Herring, her step-dad Leon Herring, and her husband, the love of her life, Orville William (Bill) Clark.
Alisa was born on May 28, 1960, in Dallas, Texas to Robert Helfert and Tommie Jean Stanford. She graduated from R.L. Turner High School in 1978. She was a professional administrator, spending most of her career with Lentz Landscaping and Burns Veterinary Supply in Dallas. After retiring from the professional world, her last venture was running a friend’s vintage shop on the historical Route 66 in Amarillo.
Alisa was well known for her baking (most recently her wood smoked pies), her love of her grandchildren, and being a hippie at heart. A loyal and loving friend to those she counted as family, Alisa would drop everything to be there for a friend in need, and you could often find her amongst them enjoying a motorcycle ride or shooting a game of pool.
A proud Grandmother, she was famous for saying “what happens at Mamaw’s stays at Mamaw’s”. She leaves her grandchildren with cherished memories from beloved baking sessions with Bella and Paisley to spoiling Landyn and Emma rotten on their 3-week summer trips. Her honorary grandchildren will also keep with them many memories of being lovingly spoiled by Alisa.
She is survived by her children- Jennifer Kroft (TJ McSeveney), Christina O’Brien, Jason O’Brien (Richard Nelson), stepsons Jacob Clark and Tyrell Clark (Melissa Clark). Her grandchildren Landyn Harper, Bella Clark, Emma Kroft, Paisley Clark, Bethany Kroft, and Chloe Robison. Her sister, Brenda Mayfield. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, her Amarillo friends’ group who were her rock, and so many others.
A memorial service will be held in May, date forthcoming. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to Toys for Tots in Amarillo.
Alisa was my best friend, in Amarillo. She was my blessing.
She was pure light and joy, with her contagious smile and laugh, making everyday at my vintage shop, delightful. We had such a good time, working and playing together.
Amarillo won’t be the same for me. I miss her terribly.