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DR. HELEN B. CAPDEVIELLE


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Dr. Helen B. Capdevielle, nee Below, 90, of The Moorings in Arlington Heights, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights, 1903 E. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, with services to follow at 2:00 p.m., Reverend Ouk-Yean Kim Jueng officiating. Interment will be in Danville, Illinois, on Saturday. Helen Irene Below was born on September 24, 1923, in Marion, Illinois, to the late William D. Below and Madora Howard Below. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Fernando, and by her beloved nephew, Howard W. Below. Helen grew up in Danville, attended the University of Illinois for her bachelors and masters degrees and earned her PhD from the University of Indiana. She had a long and notable career in the field of education, beginning as a teacher of high school Spanish and continuing, to become Assistant Superintendent of Morton High School District 201. Helen was also a devoted and active member of First United Methodist Church. She was actively engaged in any community of which she was a part and loved by all whose lives she touched. She is survived by her beloved brother, Col. Howard D. (Cathy) Below; beloved niece, Barbara H. (Jim) Ferguson; beloved nephew, W. Scott (Tracey) Below; grandnieces and grandnephews, Sam (Selina) Ferguson, Kelsey Ferguson, Hannah Ferguson, Dillon Below, Christopher Below, and Mathew Below, [children of Scott Below]; great grandniece, Mya Ferguson and great grandnephew, Calvin Ferguson [children of Sam Ferguson] of San Bernardino, California, niece Kathleen (Wayne) Anderson and family of Ohio; three step sons, Armand (Mary), Victor (Helen), Robert (Kathie) Capdevielle, step grandchildren, Michele P. (Scott) Albert, Jeffrey (Gina) Capdevielle, Julie (Christopher) Myatt, Matthew (Elizabeth) Capdevielle, Kristina (Christopher) Newman, Emily (Joshua) Guenther; step great grandchildren Michael Albert, Michelle Albert, Zachary Piccozzi, Joseph Capdevielle, Benjamin Capdevielle, Claire Capdevielle, Cameron Myatt, Cate Myatt, Ryan Myatt, Evan Rose Capdevielle, and Rose E. Capdevielle of the Chicago area and South Bend, Indiana.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Sept. 3, 2014
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