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Helen W. Rankin, 93, passed away at her home in Green Valley on Feb. 2, 2013. She was remembered at Our Lady of the Valley Church the following day.
Helen was born in Mason City, Iowa, on June 17, 1919, the daughter of Bill and Margaret (nee Sweeney) Hansen. Other children were Gertrude, Florence and Robert.
Helen married Edward C. Rankin in 1939, and in 1946 they moved to Anchorage, Alaska. When her husband became a residential builder, Helen worked along side. She raised two sons who survive them, David E. Rankin of Anchorage, and Michael C. Rankin of Green Valley. Grandchildren are Kimberley, Darren and Michael.
After retiring farther south, they visited Helen's brother in Green Valley in 1991 and soon moved there. Edward passed in 1999.
Helen enjoyed playing cards and visiting with neighbors. We miss her.
A Committal Service will be held at the Green Valley Mortuary at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Feb. 10, 2013