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Joan Elise (Nolin) Helmar

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Joan Elise (Nolin) Helmar Obituary
Joan Elise Helmar (Nolin), 71 passed into eternal life on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Alamogordo.
Joan was born in Hartford, Conn., on Dec. 12, 1940, to Ludavig Peter Nolin and Elsie Celina Nolin (Sirois). She was raised on Fire Island, N.Y. She graduated high school in Bay Shore, N.Y., Class of 1958. Joan attended Glendale Community College in Glendale, Ariz. Joan was employed by the city of Phoenix in human resources. She later retired to Alamogordo with her loving husband of 33 years, Henry (Hen).
Joan loved to volunteer her time at the Alamo Senior Center, focusing on the dining services. She had many friends there.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Henry; brother Steve LaPlante, of North Carolina; daughters Debbie King, of Wisconsin, and Sue Ann Lindsay, of Arizona; sons Robert (Cathy) Lingenfelter, of Florida, and Don Lingenfelter, of New Jersey; stepdaughters Denise (David) Schleper, of New Jersey, and Diane Passarelli, of New Jersey; lifelong best friend, Nancy Backe, and daughters Lisa, Barbara and Alice; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Celina Sirois; father, Ludavig Nolin; brothers Roger Nolin and Paul Nolin; and sister Janet Hundley.
Guests may pay their respects from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel. Services will follow with Deacon Pete Schumaker officiating.
Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
The Helmar family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 4 to Mar. 4, 2012
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