V. Helen CAMPERO (1920 - 2018)

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V. Helen
(Age 97)

Of Pullman, passed away July 9, 2018 at the Bishop Place Retirement Commun-ity in Pullman, WA. Helen was born August 15, 1920 in Pullman to Ira and Dessie (Hatley) Christian. She grew up and attended school in Pullman. Follow-ing her high school graduation, Helen attended nursing school at St. Ignatius in Colfax and finished her education at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. Helen spent her career as a Registered Nurse in various medical settings until going to work at Student Health Services at Washington State University. Following a distinguished career, Helen retired from WSU. On October 23, 1943, Helen married Joe Campero in Pullman where they have made their home. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother her entire life. She and Joe celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary last October. Helen loved to travel both domestically and internationally, including several trips to Europe and the Orient. She especially enjoyed traveling to California to visit her daughter and family. The family would like to extend special thanks to Family Health Care, Kindred Hospice and Robville Adult Family Home for their tender care of Helen these past years. Helen is survived by her husband Joe at their Pullman home; her daughter Carmen (David) Kern of Walnut Creek, CA; her grandson Eric M. (Tammy) Kern; her two great-grandchildren Carly and Avery Kern and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: William (Bill), Wayne, Donald (Cork) and Harlan Christian and her sister Carol Kirkpatrick. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pullman. Helen will be laid to rest at the Pullman City Cemetery. KIMBALL FUNERAL HOME has been entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Friends of Hospice, PO Box 484, Pullman, WA 99163 or to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.kimballfh.com.

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Published in Spokesman-Review on July 13, 2018