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Helen Jeske Obituary
The daughter of Wet Mountain Valley pioneers, August and Laura Menzel, Helen was born in Westcliffe, CO on July 21, 1922, and passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Helen wrote the following: "My name is Helen Menzel Jeske. I was born and raised in Westcliffe, CO and lived there for 42 years. My family owned the Menzel Funeral Home. I attended all eight grades in the rock school house in Westcliffe, with two super teachers, Mrs. Canada and Mr. Richmond. I graduated from Custer County High School in 1940 and attended the School of Cosmetology in Denver in 1941 and operated my own shop until I went to San Diego and worked for the 11th Navel District during WWII. I also worked at various offices in the Custer County court House and at the Westcliffe telephone company. I was baptized and confirmed by Bishop Ingley, when I was 11 years old, in St. Luke's Episcopal church in Westcliffe. There I belonged to Girls Friendly, the altar guild, the women's guild, the choir, and later played the organ for 15 years. I married Alfred Jeske in 1955 and in 1965 we moved to Canon City and have made it our home ever since. We attend Christ Episcopal church." Helen so enjoyed her many friends and family, her church, her bridge group, good conversation, and a "toddy" now and then. She lived her life to the fullest and she is loved and will be deeply, deeply missed. Helen is survived by her husband of 57 years, Alfred (Sweck) Jeske; sister-in-law, Erika Jeske Voss of Crescent, CA; and 11 nieces and nephews and their families. Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Christ Episcopal Church in Canon City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Golden Age Center at 728 Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212 or to Christ Episcopal Church at 8th and Harrison in Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.holtfamilyfuneral homes.com

Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Mar. 26, 2013
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