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Eloise Onsrud Obituary

Eloise (Dolly) Helms Onsrud, 94, passed away on Jan. 6, 2015, in Alamogordo.

She was born on Oct. 16, 1920, in Okla. to Joseph and Ollie Coslett.
Dolly was one of the original White Sands Missile Range Ranchers. She was a dedicated wife and mother. She was tough enough to help run a ranch on rugged terrain while keeping her three boys in line, but at the same time kind and gentle to be loved by all that knew her. She was very strong-willed, independent and positive.
She was only 4 feet, 11 inches; but had a heart twice her size and was the pillar of the family. She was determined to keep going and had her body kept up with her mind, she would have continued to carry on.

Survivors include her three sons, Monty Roy Helms of Anchorage, Alaska; David Lee Helms of Wasilla, Alaska; Larry Dee Helms and wife Sue of Las Cruces; four granddaughters, Abigail Helms, Petie (Helms) Clary, Tammy Helms, Christina Aguilar; five grandsons, Arthur Helms, David D Helms, Travis Helms, Christopher William Clark, Jason L Clark; numerous great-grandchildren; and her partner Howard Hartman.

She was preceded in death by her mother Ollie Lee Coslett, father Joseph Henry Coslett, brothers, Patrick Coslett, Hugh Coslett, Ray Coslett; sisters, Valeria Purcella, Elsie Morris, Maudie Epperson, Margie Ernest; first husband Art Helms; daughter June Helms; second husband Lee Onsrud; grandsons Dwayne Helms and Shelby Helms.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00am, Saturday Jan. 10, 2015, at the Nogal Church.
Burial will follow at the Nogal Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Roy Helms, Larry Helms, David Helms, David D Helms, Travis Helms, and Duke Moore.

The Onsrud (Helms) family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 9 to Feb. 8, 2015
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