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Emily Helvi Tyree


1925 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Emily Helvi Tyree Obituary
EMILY HELVI TYREE Emily Helvi Tyree passed away February 18, 2013 as a result of MRSA related pneumonia. She was born April 25, 1925 in Worchester, Massachusetts. Emily was the eldest of two daughters of Helvi Sophia Puukkila Flinkstrom and Edward Jalo Flinkstrom. She was born & raised in New England & New York, migrating to California in the early forties where she made her permanent home & raised her three daughters. Emily worked as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service until her retirement in 1987, at which time she moved with her ailing mother to Chico to be closer to her youngest daughter. Emily was well-read & knowledgeable about a variety of subjects. She also enjoyed games that challenged one's mathematical & reasoning abilities. She enjoyed the company of others & had a deep compassion for those less fortunate than herself. Emily was creative & fun-loving, & had the ability to make even the most daunting task seem more like an adventurous challenge. Emily had an uncanny way with young children to both their & her own delight. She thoroughly enjoyed camping & travel with her family. Emily was preceded in death by her sister, Elsie McManus, granddaughter, Heidi McLaughlin Fultz and daughter, Elsie Sommers. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Tyree of Las Vegas & Cheryl Tyree of Chico, and by four grandchildren, Vincent McLaughlin, Jeffrey Sommers, Cheryl Sommers, and Jennifer TyreeHageman.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Feb. 26, 2013
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