Helen lost her battle with cancer on August 14, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born January 26, 1928, in the village of West Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She had one brother and three sisters.|
Helen met Allen Larson after he got out of the Navy and six months later they were married. They had five children, Bonnie, Larey, Linda, Brian and Dawn.
Helen worked most of her married life. She had a generous personality. She brought the kids to school, made them lunches, and took them to work. She worked ten years at one job and twelve years at another. She retired from Unisys Corporation in Rancho Bernardo.
Helen loved bowling. She was with one team in Milwaukee for twenty years and was a bowling secretary for two teams. She also loved to read books and go to bingo with her friends and family. As a babysitter, she was SUPREME! I know there is more and more and more...
Helen was a member of the Elks Lodge, Poway. She worked many years with Betty Baker and Mary Lou helping in the kitchen. She won the kitchen award for "Most meals without a cut finger." Most people, when they first met her, thought she was only three feet tall, they didn't realize she was bent over picking up trash. She always liked to help out Charlie Lofton and Jerry Stark with their meals. When people found out THEY were doing the meals, they would all go to the Hamburger Factory! (Not much work!)
Helen volunteered at election time, helping Annie Conley at the polls; Toys for Christmas, waiting in line at Walmart at 5 am to shop; three years helping Marty Conley and Carl Baker with bingo at the Veterans Hospital; Poway Senior Center and held the award for "One More Number" for two years in a row; and she also served as Patriotic Instructor of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Poway. The list goes on and on and on!
Helen is survived by her husband of 66 years, Allen; children, Bonnie, Larey, Linda, Brian and Dawn; sister, Marie; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She had special love for all of her relatives and friends. She was an absolute Saint, she will be missed by all who knew her and the people whose lives she touched.
Services will be held August 26, 2013, at 11 am at Dearborn Memorial Park, Poway. Pastor Bob Meissner will officiate. All family and friends are welcome.
Thank you Helen! Thank you for the 66 beautiful years of devoted marriage!
Published in the Pomerado News on Aug. 22, 2013