Helen Henrietta Tweedie Wightman of Idaho Springs, CO,? age 59, died on January 17, 2021 at St. Anthony Hospital, ?Lakewood, CO, after living with acute myeloid leukemia for almost 2 years.?
She was born on September 29, 1961 in Wheaton, Illinois, the daughter of Edwin Clarence Tweedie and Henrietta Herndon Tweedie.
?Helen graduated from Wheaton North High School, in 1979.
She received a BA in Mass Communications from University of Denver and a certification in Business Management, Writing
and Accounting from Bradford School of Business in 1986.
?Early in her career, Helen worked for the Steel Company, a film distribution business in Los Angeles; Hawthorne Communications in Fairfield Iowa, Denver Center for the Performing Arts with Colorado PBS as production assistant for the docudrama 'legends' and the film 'Land of Little Rain' starring Helen Hunt.
More recently, she went on to do paralegal work in Evergreen, CO.
?Helen was an expert downhill skier, a certified scuba diver and a lover and caretaker of animals, domestic and wild. She was a champion of the environment in word and deed. Helen was fearless and dove headlong into life.
Most of all she loved her friends and family and kept them close. ?
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Kate Dana Tweedie,
Joy Alice Tweedie, and a brother Richard Douglas Tweedie. Surviving are sisters
Lynne Ann Tweedie and her husband Christopher J. Wurster, of Greencastle, Indiana, Nancy Lucille (Tweedie) Nagy and her husband John, of
Shoreham, NY and Carol Elizabeth (Tweedie) Burdick and her husband Charles, of Evergreen, CO; three nieces and four nephews; two grandnieces and three grand nephews.
?On February 12, 2021, a small group of family and friends gathered on the banks of Clear Creek near her home to honor and celebrate Helen. ?
Contributions can be sent to Charlie's Place Animal Shelter - www.friendsofcharliesplace.org
or to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society