Helen Reddy
1941 - 2020
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Helen Reddy was an Australian singer whose hits included the 1972 chart-topping feminist anthem “I Am Woman.”

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Published in Grand Rapids Press on Sep. 30, 2020.
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October 20, 2020
My condolences to your family, we will miss you very much. dear god bless you!
Herbert Schmidt
October 18, 2020
My condolences to her family in Australia. God bless!
Cassandra Koh
Significant_other
October 17, 2020
I would like to wish her a peaceful journey home to God and that my favorite song of hers was Candle On The Water and all of the Pete's Dragon soundtrack as well as all of her personal songs. Helen you light up the world with your vocals, your spirit and your smile. I cannot wait to meet you in God's Kingdom!
harold lowell
October 16, 2020
Her music gave me the courage and inspiration to pursue a career in the Air Force as a commissioned officer, to obtain a Master's degree and to be comfortable in my own skin. That it was ok to be a professional and delay marriage and children until I was in my 30s. And it would have also been fine to be single. A great voice has been silenced. My condolences and prayers to her family. Thank you for sharing this remarkable woman with the world!
Ann Doerffel
Acquaintance
October 14, 2020
Only voice that got me through my parents divorce in 1979. Meant the world to me as a little 11 year old gal. Gods speed
Kc Grogan
Acquaintance
October 14, 2020
My condolences to family and friends. Praying you find comfort from God and memories, today, tomorrow, and always.
October 10, 2020
Helen Reddy was a singer who left her mark on millions. Her voice, her story, her career, all touch us in a special way. She will be remember in our hearts. Much like her song , A candle on the water, she will shine on in memory with us all. Love you Helen. Rest In Peace. From a Canadian Fan, Terry J. Bex , Victoria, B.C.
Terry James Bex
Friend
October 7, 2020
My condolences to her family
and all her friends
Judy Marsh
Acquaintance
October 7, 2020
Scott Chamberland
October 7, 2020
Godspeed Helen, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful music memories.
Harry Simpson
October 7, 2020
I had met Helen Reddy a couple of times and was very chrmed and warmed by her vibrant and caring personality. I have always been inspired by her magnificent voice and music. My heart and prayers go out to her family.
Louis Gallo
Friend
October 7, 2020
The music of Helen Reddy has been an inspiration and encouragement throughout my entire life. My favorite song apart from "I Am Woman is the song "You and Me against the World." My sympathies to her family, close friends and Helen's worldwide fanbase. Rest in Peace.
SABRINA MESSENGER
October 6, 2020
I never met her but I loved her music my favorite was I am woman rip Helen your music will ever be forgotten I hope you are in heaven singing with the angels
Debbie Conrad
Acquaintance
October 6, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Camella Ford
October 6, 2020
You are my idol Helen Reddy! I'm proud to have listened to your music as a teenager. You are an icon, I will miss you dearly but your music will last forever. You are an angel now on the other side of heaven!
Patricia Langeveld
October 6, 2020
Blessings...
October 6, 2020
Wow... So sorry to hear this. May you rest in peace, Helen. Growing up to your music was more than words can express. You were my favorite female vocalist. I remember still to this day, (I am 52 now) going on a road trip with my mother from Washington State all the way to Visalia, CA and would flip between stations trying to find your music from your new album at that time, with Angie Baby, etc. I loved all your songs but probably my most favorite was Peaceful. You're an inspiration to us females who love to sing! You were a part of my childhood, my father was a musician and always sang your song, Delta Dawn. You were also a part of my teen years, as well. Thank you for being a part of my life, I'll never forget you. Rest in peace, Helen...♥
Doria Loggan
Acquaintance
October 5, 2020
Your songs will be remembered.
Stephanie Schell
October 5, 2020
Helen your song IAM Woman made me who I am today. Thank you RIP
Cynthia Kay
Friend
October 5, 2020
Remember hearing her songs on the radio over the years.
Stephanie D Schell
October 5, 2020
My deepest condolences to Ms. Reddy's family and friends. I was 10 years old in 1971 when her records started being played on the radio. I was just starting to get into music and listening to records. I would spend hour after hour in my bedroom as a pre-teen/teenager listening to her records and singing along with her. I had them all. I still know all the words to "I Am Woman”, “Delta Dawn”, "Angie Baby”, “Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress),” and “You and Me Against the World”. RIP dear Helen and thank you for the great music and memories.
Keena
October 5, 2020
Let's hope she's found her castle in the sky
Paul W
Acquaintance
October 5, 2020
Sincerest Condolences to the Family and friends of Helen Reddy, and thank you to Helen for your fantastic ontribution to music and inspiration for so many people. RIP Helen.
michael crismani
Acquaintance
October 5, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Devon
October 4, 2020
In the early 1990’s, while I was working as a pilot for a major airline, Helen boarded my flight and I invited her up to the cockpit to chat before the flight. She was friendly, funny, very down-to-earth and an amazing musical talent. God Bless!
Elizabeth Cassen
Acquaintance
October 4, 2020
I loved Helen Reddy and all of her music; truly an icon. R.I.P. beautiful lady.
My sincere sympathy to her entire family.
Tahelia Wardlaw
Friend
October 4, 2020
A lovely woman who expressed herself in her music. RIP Helen
Delores McCray
October 4, 2020
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of the iconic and remarkable Helen Reddy, like everyone else I still listen to her music today and ride in my car with the top down listening to I Am Woman full blast and the chills it gives me each and every time I listen to it, on the darkest of nights she lit the world with her voice. I will always love and miss you. Rest In Peace Helen Reddy now go and be an angel in heaven as you were on this earth.
Tressa Delph Williams
October 4, 2020
Helen: What an Inspiration you were to women all over the world with your song "I Am Woman" I enjoyed listening to all your songs. You had a beautiful voice. My deepest condolences to your family for their loss. Rest in peace Helen. You will definitely be missed.



Brenda Byrd
October 4, 2020
I have been a fan since I bought the 45 record ‘Delta Dawn’. I own everyone of her records and saw her 4 times in concert. Twice in the 70s, once was America’s Bicentennial in Buffalo. Once in the 80s in Toronto and the final time in 2013. She was such an amazing person and singer. I was so saddened by her passing. I played You and Me Against the World at my mother’s funeral. I read her book and watched the movie Tuesday (had no idea she had passed away). And now the journey has come to an end. Thank you so much for everything. You will never be forgotten, you made so many happy. With love from a Canadian fan.
Steve
Friend
October 4, 2020
So sad to hear the tragic news of Helen's passing. I grew up with Helen's music and still play her music. A very special, talented and much loved lady. Rest in peace Helen
David Trim
Significant_other
October 4, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Reddy family, such sad news. An amazing musical talent that will be missed by so many. The music will live on and we are grateful for that. May God be with all of you at this time of your loss.
October 4, 2020
You are the best woman, ever. May you Rest In Peace. God bless you and your family.
October 4, 2020
I would like to convey my most sincere condolences to Helen's children and her granddaughter, as well as all those who are mourning Helen's passing. Although I never met Helen Reddy, I felt like she was my family. As an 11 year old girl living in a very small town in Northern Ontario, Canada, my Grade 5 teacher Miss Preston brought her record player into our class and played Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman" and she let all the young girls in our class know that they could get a great education and become anything we wanted to be. Back then it was usually only the boy's that got to go to any type of post-secondary education. I made up my mind right there and then that I was going to have a great career...I even fought with my dad about it....and I had to earn my own way..but, I did it. Your mom made changed the world for millions of women around the world. Helen Reddy your have truly left a huge imprint in this world and your legacy will live on forever. You were taken from this world too soon. I will miss you forever and honour your memory always.
Karen Beilhartz
Friend
October 3, 2020
Rest in peace Helen Teddy!
Theresa Matthews
Acquaintance
October 3, 2020
Women worldwide owe a debt of gratitude to Helen Reddy, she will be missed and remembered by so many. Sincere condolences to the Reddy family, truly sorry for your loss.
October 3, 2020
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Helen Reddy. She’ll be missed by family and the music industry.
Taylor
October 3, 2020
Interestingly, one of my brother”s introduced me to Helen Reddy’s music when we were in high school. Her song “I Am Woman” continues to inspire female artist to this day and will be recognized forever. Thoughts and prayers to the Reddy family and friends.
October 2, 2020
I grew up listening to Helen since the 70s,Delta Dawn,Ruby red Dress,and so many more!,hearing the sad news was hard to take.RIP Helen
Gary
Friend
October 2, 2020
Helen was a great talent whose singing voice entertained millions. May her family find some comfort in these loving messages for her. AJ
October 2, 2020
"You and me against the World"...... RIP Helen Reddy
David Warren
October 2, 2020
Helen Reddy was one of my heroes. I would play her song, I Am Woman," in my Women in History classes.
She then became my students hero. Her words empowered so many women, including me, and really did make us feel invincible.
She will be missed. But her inspirational music will last forever.
I am certain that she is singing with the Angels.
Sending prayers to her family.
Susan Aldrich Wyzik
Susan Aldrich Wyzik
Friend
October 2, 2020
So sad...Helen was a great actor and singer. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.
Gina Whiteley
October 2, 2020
My deepest condolences to Ms Helen & the family she had a beautiful voice..
Tammie
October 2, 2020
Helen Reddy was a great vocalist and I, like many other women thank her immensely for her song "I am woman, hear me roar" Condolences to her family.
Yvonne
October 2, 2020
What a legend and such a legacy she has left. This is truly a loss for so many. My deepest condolences to the Reddy family, may God be with all of you.
October 2, 2020
I was sad when I heard about the death of Helen Reddy. I was young but I still recall hearing her song “I Am Woman” on the radio and TV. I pray her family, friends, and fans receive comfort knowing that the God of comfort is near to those with a broken.
Tom Smith
October 2, 2020
I was a fan since I was 12. First concert I ever went to. Very interesting person. I loved that she lived her life the way she wanted too and had various interests. Glad she didn't suffer long and will always enjoy her music. My condolences to her family may she rest in piece.
Jen Barstow
October 2, 2020
Helen was an inspiration to women all over the world. I pray that you're comforted with the knowledge that she played such an important role and one to be proud of.
Dotty Barnes
Friend
October 1, 2020
Thanks Helen for your great Talent as a singer and TV as well as being in Pete's Dragon Movie.
I am glad I have CD's of all her songs. sorry for the loss of Helen. But treasure all the great moments and her music. Rest in Peace we will miss you!
Jill Richey
October 1, 2020
An anthem that will live on forever, thank you Helen Reddy. My heart goes out to the Reddy family, so very sorry, may God give you the strength and comfort you need in your time of need.
October 1, 2020
R.I.P. Helen.....almost got to meet you for a split second in the 70's.



October 1, 2020
Alishia
October 1, 2020
I loved her voice and songs. She was an inspiration to women everywhere. RIP
Jean
Acquaintance
October 1, 2020
till this day your songs make me feel 16 again. Thanks for the great memories. We have another angel looking over us. RIP.
Dennis Pells
October 1, 2020
Your music was a soundtrack to my childhood, my mother introduced me and I knew all the lyrics especially to I am Woman. Thank you Ms. Reddy, condolences to your family and friends.
Christine Harris
October 1, 2020
I want to convey my most sincere condolences to the children of
Helen Reddy, as well as the rest of her family. Your mom was introduced to me by my Grade 5 Teacher and she played her record, "I Am Woman" in our classroom, in Ontario, Canada and she told all the young girls in her class that we did not need to just be a wife and mother...but that we could become anything we desired if we wanted it bad enough. You should be so proud of everything your mother stood for and for her Angelic-sounding voice. God's speed Ms. Reddy...You are loved by many and you can truly leave this world knowing that you truly made a huge difference in this world and that you have left an undying legacy of women around the world, no longer settling. I will carry you forever in my heart.
People's Bailey
Friend
October 1, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through grief.
October 1, 2020
Rest in Peace Helen Reddy. May your family and friends find comfort in their memories of you.
BearGirl
October 1, 2020
What an amazing inspiration for so many women, to say she will be missed is an an understatement. My deepest condolences to the the Reddy family, so very sorry for your loss.
R B
October 1, 2020
My condolences to her family and friends, fans for your loss, like all her songs.
October 1, 2020
So sorry to learn of Ms. Reddy's passing. We so enjoyed her voice and music. Deepest condolences to the family. God Bless
Steve Ashley- Winston Salem, NC
October 1, 2020
Love your music....It was a big part of my early life.
Rest in peace.
Jane Dowling
October 1, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I LOVE THE MUSIC OF HELEN REDDY.
FELICIA VALENTINE YATES
Acquaintance
October 1, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Barbara Wisbey
Friend
October 1, 2020
I remember that song I am woman by Ms Reddy a very strong and powerful song May She Rest In Peace She Is Woman!!!
Adrienne Briggs
Acquaintance
October 1, 2020
Loved this Lady many many years. All her wonderful songs played along as my mentor and her beautiful smile and personality graced this life. Now, may Helen rest in the arms of the Father. Sincere condolences to Helen's children and family. She was one shining star.
JJ Barre
October 1, 2020
Thank you Helen Reddy for the wonderful music, the most amazing memories, and for being so inspiring to so many of us....you will always be my favorite....you are now with the Angel's in Heaven....Keep on Singing!!...lots of love from Whitehouse,Ohio❤.....
Greg Rogier
Friend
September 30, 2020
I liked Helen Reddy as an artist I grew up listening to her music. She was a beautiful person. I loved her vocal range too. She will be missed dearly, but her legacy lives on. Rest well Helen.
S Casey
Friend
September 30, 2020
I liked Helen Reddy as an artist I grew up listening to her music. She was a beautiful person. I loved her vocal range too. She will be missed dearly, but her legacy lives on. Rest well Helen.
Stephanie
September 30, 2020
7 my condolences to the family sorry for your loss I love that song ever since I was in my teens and I'm 59 and a half I'll be 60 next month my name is Martha burden I'm from Petersburg Virginia again sorry for your loss was Helen Reddy was a very unique and wonderful singer
Martha Burton
Acquaintance
September 30, 2020
RIP Helen, you were one of my favorites. You will be missed.
Keith Jones
Friend
September 30, 2020
I grew up listening to all her songs. She was a great singer and loved every one of her songs.. God rest her soul
Char
September 30, 2020
I would like to say a huge thank you for your great music. You were very talented and again I thank you for sharing your talent with the world.My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.Rest in peace.
BRAD SPARKS
September 30, 2020
Her anthem was mine. Reddy sang the message of RBG.
P Guerrero
September 30, 2020
I will always remember her beautiful singing voice in the Disney movie "Pete's Dragon". She has gone from being a "candle on the water" to a "star in the heavens".
Raymond Sammarco
September 30, 2020
Rest Well Ms. “I Am Woman”...thoughts and prayers to the family
Westwood Area MEMPHIS, TN
September 30, 2020
My heart is heavy tonight, learning of Helen Reddy’s passing. She was a hero to me, and throughout high school my friends and I would sing her songs and watch her shows and movies. Helen had a voice like an angel; now heaven is her home. Rest assured she will be the brightest star in the heavens. Though “we have a long, long way to go,” thanks to Helen, we have at least started to roar! May you be comforted today and always, knowing how special she was to so many. Blessings.
Lisa
September 30, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort grant you peace during this difficult time.
D. Key
Acquaintance
September 30, 2020
Thank you Helen for your wonderful talent. I have such happy memories of your music. Loved singing along to Candle on the water.
Joy Roney
September 30, 2020
When her hit single "I Am Woman" came out in the early 70s it really shaped my thinking about being a female in a male oriented world. She was an incredible singer and will be missed. Her songs are unforgettable and were a big part of my teenage years. Prayers and condolences to the surviving family members of Ms. Reddy.
Yolanta
September 30, 2020
I am women, and women are mortal.
RIP LOVELY HELEN
September 30, 2020
Hi how are you I was writing to you to give my condolences to you and your family etc.. rip. I loved her movies etc.. she seemed like a nice person. I will.miss her so. Take care bye.
Jody Brachman
Acquaintance
September 30, 2020
Loved your music Helen.......it will live on. Godspeed.
Sheila
September 30, 2020
she shaped my childhood with her anthem she was amazing!
wendy reiss
Friend
September 30, 2020
Jordan and family may the Lord hold you all close in His loving arms at this time of loss of such a talented loving individual! Just viewed an old Carol Burnett show where your mom was singing and did skits She was awesome! RIP ❤
Kathleen Wheatley RN
Friend
September 30, 2020
Helen,
How sweet the sound Heaven must be enjoying. Thank from the bottom of my heart for sharing your talents with the world. You see, you are responsible for some of my dearest memories. Way back in the early 70's, your songs were loved and adored by my Mother. I can recall the crackling AM radio sound coming out of the center dash speaker in that '67 Cougar, as my dear Mother drove my brother and I around town, running errands and enjoying long summer days together, singing your songs. Your beauty and angelic voice were a mainstay and enriched the lives of an entire generation. May God richly bless your family and close friends with peace, knowing you are singing loud and proud. You will be missed, but never forgotten. "And when one of us is gone, and one of us is left to carry on, then remembering will have to do, our memories alone will get us through, Think about the days of me and you, of you and me against the world. God Bless
Michael
September 30, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's and friends..
September 30, 2020
Thank you ms teddy. You helped me to not only respect women but to appreciate and treat them fairly. Thank you Helen.
Alvin Williams
Friend
September 30, 2020
My condolences to her friends and family she was a great Entertainer and a community activist who believed in women's causes may she rest in peace
David P Call
Friend
September 30, 2020
Helen reddy was a beautiful talented lady. Grew up with her music. And listen to her almost everyday on vinyl albums. So glad was able to see her live in louisiana hemingbough. And she sent me a autograph photo in mail. Rip Helen. We love you. Prayers to family
Larry fromenthal
September 30, 2020
Helen Reddy was a fabulous singer. I loved all of her songs. Especially, I Am Woman. My condolences and prayers to her family. May God give her family strength and peace. The Lord Is My Shepherd. Psalm 23.
Diana Patton
September 30, 2020
We heard about Helen's death today. We will miss her very much. She had angelic voice and is now singing to the LORD in heaven. The Reedy family are in our prayers. RIP Helen!
Jim and Terri Zezza
Family
September 30, 2020
Sincere condolences to the family of Helen Reddy. I grew up singing and memorizing “ I Am Woman”. That song gave me confidence and courage to achieve goals I thought I could not reach before. She will be remembered and not forgotten.
JE Sowell
September 30, 2020
Helen Reddy was by far one of my most favorite female sings of all times. The world lost a magnificent Lady.
My condolences to her family.
Jeanne Beals
September 30, 2020
Love you so. Very much,I loved your music
Michael Owens
September 30, 2020
Totally I am so sorry to hear that she passed. My condolences to her family,sending prayers their way.
Gloria Halsey
September 30, 2020
Great songwriter and she will be missed
Theresa Van Horn
Acquaintance
September 30, 2020
To the family and friends of Helen Reddy;


I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences for your loss of such an awesome singer. Ms Reddy was a very talented and gifted musician whose music could warm the heart. She was a wife, a mother and no doubt a good friend to all who knew her personally and professionally.

May you always keep treasured memories of Ms. Reddy in your heart. And may you also find comfort in knowing that those who have passed on in death God keeps in his memory because they are all precious in his eyes.

Respectfully,

EDO, Illinois
September 30, 2020
AND, WE HAVE LOST ANOTHER GREAT PERSON, THAT I GREW UP LISTENING TO HER SONGS!! THERE ARE NO MORE LIKE HER!! 'GOD' BLESS HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS!! 'GOD' SEEMS TO BE TAKING TOO MANY PEOPLE HOME!! BUT, WE WILL GET TO MEET THEM SOME DAY SOON!! REST-IN-PEACE HELEN!! MANY, MANY OF US ARE GOING TO MISS YOU AND YOUR MUSIC!!
Ronny Bredemeyer
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