A resident of Rio Linda-Elverta for many years, passed away Jan. 6 of natural causes. Helen was born in Dante, VA and served in the Marine Corp during WWII. She was the loving mother of six children. She was preceded in death by Carolyn Mitchell of California, and is survived by Sharon Bjishkian of Ohio, Loren and Rebecca Mitchell, Charles Mitchell, and Robert and Sandy Mitchell, all of California, and Joe and Valerie Petersen of Missouri, and her grandchildren Marco and Angela, Scott and Sara, Nick, Natalie and Nicole: great-grandchildren Melina and Jayden. She is also survived by a brother and sister, Ralph Phillips of Ohio and Nina Wise of VA. There are no words to describe how she will be missed. Semper Fi.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 13, 2013