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Bingaman, Helen Hibbs
Helen Jane Hibbs Bingaman passed away May 2, 2016, at the age of 93. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Anne Hibbs Robertson, daughter Anne (Fred) Horst, sons Carl (Lynne) Bingaman, and Richard (Janice) Bingaman, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Born in Pittsburgh, PA., she is preceded in death by her father Dr. Robert C. Hibbs, her mother Ruth Hibbs, and her husband Rev. G. William (Bill) Bingaman. After graduating from the College of Wooster in 1944, Helen earned her Master's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. While attending the College of Wooster, Helen met Bill Bingaman, the love of her life. After Bill's return from his World War II service in the Marine Corps, they married on December 7, 1945, and enjoyed 63 years of marriage. Helen supported Bill's ministries throughout his career, first in Ohio, then Illinois, and finally at John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Apache Junction Arizona, until Bill's retirement in 1990. During their time in Illinois, Helen worked as a librarian for both the public and school libraries and was involved as a Girl Scout leader for many years. After moving to Arizona she served as Moderator for the Grand Canyon Presbyterial. Helen and Bill both enjoyed travel, beginning with family camping trips across the U.S. Visiting family was always important, especially after their move to Arizona in the early 80's. Through the years, they enjoyed extensive domestic and international travel, tours, and cruises. Helen leaves behind her loving family and numerous friends. There will be a visitation at 1:00 PM Monday May 9, 2016 with the service following at 2:00 PM, both at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa AZ. A reception will be held following the service and internment.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 6, 2016
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