Helen Takach

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Helen Ann Takach



Helen Ann Takach, age 83, born February 19th, 1934 in Dayton, Tennessee, moved into her Albuquerque home in 1961, and lived there until her passing on October 24th, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dave "Poppie" Takach; her three children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Helen, known by her family as Mamie, was a loving and caring woman whose kindness and great sense of humor touched the lives of all she met. Helen's comforting of others came from her skill as a storyteller, a soft and knowing look, or simply by rubbing a little luck on your hands. Helen's love for cooking for her family and friends brought everyone together. Her kitchen was the hub of the family where no one including the dogs left hungry. Here she created recipes that are now distinctive Takach Family dishes that will be prepared with love for generations to come. Helen served as the Vice President of Takach Press Corporation which she and her husband started in 1975 and through her interaction with artists, she became a lover of the arts. Helen loved watching things around her develop and grow, whether working in her garden, nurturing plants in her greenhouse, feeding hummingbirds in her backyard, or simply sitting and talking with family and friends, everything that she came in contact with became better because of her love. Helen's impact on this world continues as she leaves an amazing legacy with her family.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of her life on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:00 at Koinonia Church - 10405 Comanche Rd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87111.

In lieu of flowers, the Takach family requests that contributions be made in Helen's memory to, "The Fabulous Friends of Tamarind Institute, c/0 UNM Foundation 700 Lomas Ave. NE Suite 108, Albuquerque, NM 87102

www.unmfund.org/fund/tamarind-institute

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Nov. 1 to Nov. 5, 2017