Mrs. Mary Helen Gau, age 86, died Saturday morning at the residence of her daughter in Columbia, TN. Mrs. Gau was the daughter of the late I.C. and Flora Mae Robertson. She was a native of Dallas, TX, graduate of Sunset High School, and member of the Lutheran Church. She spent many years in the insurance industry as well as 35 happy years as a successful Avon Representative in the Garland TX area. Most of her retirement years were spent in Kilgore, TX. She relocated to TN in 1994, following the death of her husband, Alvin John Gau in 1993, to be nearer her daughter and family. Mrs. Gau enjoyed her time together with family and made many trips back to Texas to visit those she left behind. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law: Betty and Bobby McBride, and son-in-law: Irving Bopp. “Gammy” was a special lady who will be missed by many, but we know the Good Lord took away her pain and suffering as she entered her new life of peace on her continued journey. Survivors include two daughters: Marcia Bopp of Columbia and Elaine Tom Lockhart of Harlingen, TX; two step-daughters: Darlene Don Branum of Longview, TX and Anne Gene Stanley of Dallas, TX; a brother: Walter Janice Robertson of Malakoff, TX; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, April 17 at 12:00 noon in the chapel of Eubanks Funeral Home in Canton, TX. Interment will follow at Haven of Memories. The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice Compassus, 1412 Trotwood Ave, Suite 5, Columbia, TN 38401.