A life of curiosity, adventure, and love ended peacefully on October 21, 2013, after 91 years. Art Helmers possessed a restless intellect, unceasing curiosity, deep faith, and an uncommonly generous spirit. He was predeceased by his wife Jane, and is survived by his children Nan Robinson and husband Steve; Beth Helmers; Scott Helmers and wife Marilyn; and his grandchildren Jason Robinson and wife Aline; Sara Helmers; and Julie Helmers. A veteran of WWII, Art took great pride in having been part of the Mule Pack Artillery, a unique unit trained at Camp Hale, CO. He frequently spoke and wrote about his unit's exploits in the Aleutian Islands, Italy, and Southern France. In both 2012 and 2013, he traveled to France and Monaco for the annual Liberation Day celebrations in towns freed by his battalion. Art settled permanently in Denver in 1970 and his ashes will be scattered in his beloved Rocky Mountains. The memorial service is Nov. 18, 2013, at 1 PM in the chapel at Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way, Aurora. A reception follows the service.
Published in Denver Post on Nov. 10, 2013