Helen Theresa "Sissy" (Crowley) Sullins (1935 - 2017)

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On Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, Helen Crowley Sullins passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and grandchildren, in Seattle, Wash.
On Jan. 12, 1935, Pittsburgh, Pa., was graced with the presence of Helen Crowley, better known as "Sissy", and the world would never be the same.
She moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1959, met her future husband, Larry Sullins, and they married in May of 1963. They shared 42 wonderful years of marriage together before Larry passed away in 2005.
Sissy was a friend to everyone she met, always leaving a lasting impression. She lit up every room she entered with her contagious laugh and feisty presence, and she was always the life of the party. Although she only stood 4'10" tall, she was the strongest and most fearless person any of us knew. Those who knew her will remember her as a "saint on earth", leaving the world a better place than when she arrived. We truly believe her purpose on earth was to spread her bright, beaming light. She succeeded, and it continues on through all that came in contact with her throughout her 82 years of life.
The sun broke through the clouds when she left this earth, and we know she was greeted with many open arms and smiles by her family that have missed her in heaven.
She was predeceased by her husband, Larry; son, Todd; three sisters, Tootsie, Doe, Booty; and brother, Sonny.
She is survived by her two brothers, Raymond and Philip; three children, Tinamarie, Ty, Terez; four grandchildren, Monique, Nicole, Desiree and Gordon; and two great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Atlas.
Her family will be holding a memorial for her in her long time home of Wasilla, Alaska in June of 2018. If you would like more information, please contact [email protected].
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2017