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Helen B. Pura

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Helen Blomquist Pura

Helen Blomquist Pura, 95, of Soledad, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 10, 2013, at home. She was born October 15, 1917 in Salinas, to Leon Blomquist and Anna Hansen and had been a lifelong resident of Monterey County.

Helen was a graduate of Salinas High School and married the love of her life, Jacob H. Pura. She was one of 13 children. Helen enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Pura of Soledad; brother, Walter (Gloria) Blomquist of Gonzales; two sisters, Anna Twisselmann of Gonzales and Gloria (Herb) Chadwell of Watsonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob H. Pura in 2000; infant son, Douglas in 1952; five sisters, Mildred Silacci, Dorothy Sgheiza, Nina Mathiesen, Alma Henry and Margaret Henry; four brothers, Harold, Art, Ray and Henry Blomquist.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 14, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Woodyard Funeral Home in Soledad; followed with Graveside services at 11 a.m., at the Soledad Cemetery, 1711 Metz Road, Soledad.

Memorial contributions in Helen's name may be made on one's favorite charity.

Arrangements by Woodyard Funeral Home, 395 East St., Soledad, 831-678-9100,

Published in The Salinas Californian on Jan. 12, 2013
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