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Mrs. Helen Sylvia DeRuiter

Jan 1, 1938 - Apr 10, 2021 (Age 83)

Lake Forest, California


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Forest Lawn - Glendale Obituary

Helen Sylvia DeRuiter, 83, born on January 1, 1938, in Lithuania, passed away April 10, 2021, from Glioblastoma (Brain Cancer)

She resided in Lake Forest, CA at the time of her passing, however, she as a long time resident living in Tujunga, CA.

Helen is survived by her sister, Renata, daughter, Diana, son, Bob and her three grandchildren, Hailey, Mikaela and Rob. She is preceded in death by her husband, Don, her parents and her sister.

She lived a wonderful life, traveling all over the world with the love of her life Don. She was collected thimbles and had such a great time with the wonderful friendships she made with that group. She loved her family and friends, she was caring, gentle, intelligent, fun and such a special person and mother.

She will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California.

The graveside funeral service will be held at 9:30 Friday May 21, 2021.
Forest Lawn Glendale
1712 S Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA

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Dear Helen thank you for your love, support and encouragement throughout the years and for welcoming me into your family. You’ll always have a special place in my heart ❤Thanks for many treasured memories and happy times. You were taken from us too soon but I know you’re in a better place now with Don. Love you always

Thank you dearest Helen for all your good deeds and thoughts of others, for all your kindness and loving heart. I know this is not the end, it is just the beginning of a new life in heaven, be blessed!

In loving memory of a wonderful lady. We will love you and miss you always.

Helen was a treasure. Always helpful with SCTC. Always gracious and kind. Now she is a treasured memory.

Helen met my mother at a convention once and never failed to ask me how she was whenever we saw each other after that. She was kind and genuine, and I know that she will be missed by many

Aunt Helen, Michele, Renata, Adam and Lithuanian cousins

I’m going to really miss you grandma. You were always there for us no matter what, welcoming with open arms. You will always have a special place in my heart. I’m going to miss your humor and positive attitude, may you finally be at peace with Don.

Helen was a wonderful lady and was always willing to help out when needed. I've know her for over 30 years
as a member of our So. Calif. Thimble Collectors club. She will really be missed. My condolences to her family.
Rest in peace, Helen.

A special woman with a kind and generous heart. I'm going to miss her happy smile at our thimble meetings. My deepest condolences to family and friends.

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