Helen I. Tucker

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Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home
409 West Main Street
Monroe, WA
982720118
(360)-794-7049
Obituary


Helen I. Tucker

Helen Young Tucker, 88, of Monroe, Washington, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family, on February 12th, following a battle with pneumonia.
Helen was born on April 20, 1922, in Boonville, Missouri, and lived most of her life in California. She moved to Monroe in 2003.
Helen is survived by her sister, Lucille Thoma, of Placerville, California; and brother, William Frances Young of Temple City, California. She has three sons, Ray Philabaum and wife, Karen of Colleyville, TX, Joe Philabaum and wife, Nancy of Coppell, TX, and Dan Philabaum and wife, Shirley of Snohomish, WA.
Helen was preceded in death by husbands, Joseph Philabaum (in 1965) and Al Tucker (in 1993); and great-grandson, Jordan Gauthier (in 2003).
She has nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Helen loved the Lord and loved her family more than anything. Her faithfulness was a constant reminder that family is what matters. Even in her last weeks, she greatly enjoyed all of her grandkids, great-grandkids, and the special time visiting her in her hospital room.
Helen was a strong and determined lady. She supported herself most of her life and retired from General Telephone in 1987. Driving to the store was her favorite pastime although she played bumper cars in the parking lot sometimes (apologies to all).
She was faithful to attend her church and even drove herself the weekend before she fell ill. She loved to attend women's bible study at Cascade Church where she was an inspiration to many younger women through sharing her life and experiences.
She loved her friends in the community, especially the women of Wildhorse where she lived. They admired her tenacity at Bunko and breakfasts every week.
Helen believed in the Lord's power and protection all her life. She relied on Him for everything and He took great care of her. She was ready to meet the one who loved her so. She will be greatly missed but, now is walking streets of gold with the Lord and loved ones that went before her.
Please come and celebrate Helen's life. Funeral services will be held at Purdy and Kerr Funeral Home on Friday, February 18,2011 at 2:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Covina, California.




Published in The Herald (Everett) from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2011
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