Wegener, Helen M.
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Helen Margaret Wegener (Denny) passed away at age 95, on November 18, 2013. Helen was born June 8, 1918, in Mendon, Missouri, to Thomas Lewis Denny & Verne Mayo Denny. She is preceded in death by 1st husband of 32 years, Frank Corliss Wegener (who tragically died as a result of the VA hospital collapse during the San Fernando Valley earthquake, Feb. 1971), 2nd husband of 3 years, Herman Albert Parsons (an H.M.S Titanic survivor), died March 14, 2008. Brother Robert Mayo Denny & sisters Doris A. Beal and Rosemary D. McCord also preceded Helen in death. After a full life, residing for many years in Southern California, then Oregon, she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2009, to be near her nephew, Robert and sister-in-law, Leone. Helen Wegener, PhD, spent her career in southern California as a college professor. She was accepted into the Phi Beta Kappa society while attending the University of Texas in 1957.Her knowledge of family history, dating well before the American Revolution, meant many conversations at family occasions. Her beautiful hand-sewn & beaded Christmas stockings are lasting memory of Helen's love for several generations of family members. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations to
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 24, 2013