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Helen Bickett

Helen Bickett, 89 of Oldham, SD died Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the DeSmet Good Samaritan Society in DeSmet.

Helen S. Wright was born at Elizabeth City, NC on October 24, 1927. Shortly after graduating valedictorian of her class in NC, she married Red Bickett in 1944, Red passed away in 1991.

In 1947 they began farming in the Oldham area, raising their three children. In 1976 they built a new home and moved into Oldham. She served on the city council and was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She shared Red's love for sports and followed him around the state watching baseball, basketball and football games. Helen had a gift for words and enjoyed writing poetry, playing cards and was unbeatable at scrabble.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry of Ramona, SD and Randy of Oldham, SD; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Red and daughter, Donna.

Funeral services for Helen Bickett will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Oldham Lutheran Church in Oldham with Vicar Jess Carson officiating, burial will be in the Oldham City Cemetery.

Memorial may be directed to the "Red Bickett Athletic Memorial Scholarship Fund".
Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 18, 2017
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