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Helen Marie Puplava


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Helen Marie Puplava Obituary
Puplava, Helen Marie
Helen Marie Soltis Puplava passed away on November 30, 2017 at the age of 86 surrounded by her loving family in Phoenix, Arizona. Helen was born on January 25, 1931 in Whiting, Indiana. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Puplava, her parents, Joseph and Anna Soltis, her sisters, Ann and Mildred, and brother Andrew. She is survived by her brother Joseph Soltis (Carolyn)of Whiting Indiana. Helen and Joe moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1957. They raised ten children: James Puplava (Mary), Deborah Birdoes (Jeano), Sharon Reynolds, Karen Reynolds (Steve), Pamela VanDeWynguarde (David), Daniel Puplava (Kathy), Joseph Puplava Jr., John Puplava, Ann Starr ( Dan), and William Puplava (Jane). Helen also has 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. While raising her children, Helen earned her real estate license. Her children were always amazed by Helen's ability to make a dollar stretch a mile. Helen will always be remembered for her giving heart and her ministry to the homeless. Most importantly, she loved her Savior where she now lives with Him forever. The family is grateful for her son, Joseph Puplava Jr. who took care of Helen for the last three years of her life following her stroke. Helen will be deeply missed by her children and loved ones, but they will forever hold her in their hearts. Viewing will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 6: 00 to 8:00 at A. L. Moore Grimshaw at 710 W. Bethany Home Road. Her memorial will be held on December 11th at 11:00 at the same place. A private burial will be held after.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 6, 2017
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