Helen Babeu

Helen Babeu

1932-2013 SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ Helen Veronica (Reardon) Babeu, 81 of San Tan Valley, Ariz., went to be with her lord and savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

Helen died peacefully in the comfort of her home and in the company of her loving husband Raymond Babeu, as well as some of her family. Helen and Ray just celebrated 57 years of marriage.

Born in North Adams, on Jan. 6, 1932 and daughter of Dennis and Catherine (Morrissey) Reardon. Helen devoted her life to her family and to her Christian faith. She raised eleven beautiful children and also enjoyed a ministry with her husband, where they pastored the Word of Life Church in Pittsfield, Mass. Helen hosted a cable ministry titled "Water it with the Word" where she interviewed guests and music ministers.

Helen is survived by her husband, Raymond Francis Babeu, whom she married on January 14, 1956, eleven children, Peter Babeu and wife Julie of Colorado, George Babeu and wife Kathleen of Maine, John Babeu and Hillary Gentile of Connecticut, Mary Babeu of Arizona, Theresa LaCroix and husband Eric of North Adams, Lucy Babeu of North Adams, Joseph Babeu and Paul Garcia of California, Francis Babeu and wife Kim of Texas, Veronica Keating of Arizona, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Justice of the Peace Shaun Babeu and wife Brandy of Arizona; 27 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her brother Robert Reardon of North Adams and granddaughter Samantha Babeu of Texas. She leaves her loving sister Eileen Prevey and husband Rodney of North Adams and sister-in-law Florence Gimlewicz and husband Joseph of Pittsfield.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Viewing and funeral services for Helen Babeu will be held at the Mountain View Lutheran Church 2122 S. Goldfield Road, Apache Junction. Viewing 6-8 PM Friday, Feb. 1st and funeral service 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2nd, followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Mesa, AZ.

Flowers may be sent to At Season's End Mortuary, 861 W. Superstition Blvd. Apache Junction, AZ 85120. (480)982-7721

This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.

Published online on Jan. 30, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.