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Helen Heady Hyatt

May 30, 1940 — November 11, 2023


Helen was born on May 30, 1940, to Hiram L. and Lula J. Heady in Jackson County, Gainesboro, Tennessee and passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Ms. Hyatt was educated in Jackson County and excelled in her studies and other activities such as class officer, cheerleader, school plays and maintained an A Average. She was even voted “Most Popular” by her senior class.

She was married to Paul R. Anderson of Hendersonville, TN for sixteen years. During this period, she was employed as an executive secretary with Greyhound Lines, Esso (now Exxon) Oil, and Phillips Petroleum. She also attended Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, TN graduating Magna Cum Laude and continued her studies at the University of Tennessee, Nashville and Tennessee State, Nashville while working full time.

After college, she was employed by Cosmopolitan Spas as Public Relations and Marketing Director for eighteen club in 5 states. Following this, Helen earned her securities License and worked with Aetna Life & Casualty as Agent, earning the Nashville Sales & Marketing agent of the year her first year.

Helen married Charles S. Hyatt of San Diego, CA on December 24, 1986. The couple met and dated when they were teenagers, then re-met 25 years later and the love and respect for each other remained. They were married 16 years until his death on June 20, 2001. Traveling to eight countries and all 50 states were their favorite hobbies.

Ms. Hyatt has always had a tenacious spirit, energetic, positive attitude, warm and friendly personality. She enjoyed her retirement in Nashville with long time friend (and cat) Max Hyatt, as well as visiting her friends and family. She lived an active life with interests including entertaining, San Diego Charger (Go Bolts!) and Padres, Titans Football, reading and friends.

She was generous, high energy, loved people, hard worker, loved traveling, new experiences, curious, clothes, fun, outgoing, quick wit and intellect, proud mother/grandmother/great grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Hyatt; and sisters, Betty J. Miller and Peggy D. Turney.

She is survived by two sons, Steven P. Anderson (Sherry) of Gallatin, TN, and Scott R. Anderson (Leslie) of San Antonio, TX. She is also survived by grandchildren: Steven Tate Anderson of Whitehouse, TN, Grant C. Anderson (Magan) of Mt. Juliet, TN, Austin C. Anderson (Taylor) of Houston, TX, and Sarah R. Anderson, San Antonio, TX. She is also survived by Jordan M. Abreu of San Diego, CA, Mr. Hyatt’s grandson; great-grandchildren, Sawyer Tate Anderson and Gracie Mai Anderson.

Funeral visitation is at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville from 4pm to 6pm on Friday, November 17, 2023. Burial will be in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro, TN on Saturday at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, Ms. Hyatt requests a donation be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, November 17, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Saturday, November 18, 2023

1:00pm - 11:00 am (Central time)

Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery

Jennings Creek Hwy, Gainesboro, TN 38562

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