Helen Foreman Kable
1942 - 2020
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Helen Foreman Kable
Wow - what a life!! It all started in Caldwell, Idaho on 18 May 1942 and ended on 5 August 2020. But - oh, what happened in between! Helen grew up with four wonderful brothers, graduated from the College of Idaho in 1964, and moved east, landing in Westminster, Maryland for her first teaching job. In 1966, she married her best friend Charlie/Chuck, which is when the real adventure began - one that lasted 54 years. As a CIA family, they lived in Georgetown, Guyana; Quito, Ecuador; Santiago, Chile; Athens, Greece (twice); Brussels, Belgium; Mexico City, Mexico; and Bonn, Germany. Along the way, they had two sons and a daughter: Sandy, Max, and Andrea. And collected memories to last several lifetimes. Ever a spectacular story teller (who was super smart and hilarious), she spent months furiously typing up her adventures, which she published in the book, "There's a Spy in Your Soup" - under the clever nom de plume Elizabeth Blake (Elizabeth was her middle name and "Blake" is "Kable" all mixed up). Not included in her book was a story from when she and Chuck were traveling to Tree Tops in Kenya in a small white van. The driver stopped to pick up two delightful Kenyan passengers who Helen struck up a conversation with. When they were dropped off, Helen's daughter told her to tell them, "lala salama!". She happily did so - which got lots of laughs and waves from her new friends. She then turned and asked what she had just said. She had wished them "sweet dreams"! Well, you beautiful soul, we wish you lala salama. We will love and treasure you forever.
Helen is survived by her husband Chuck Kable of Herndon, Virginia, Sandy Kable of Brambleton, VA, Max Kable, wife Beth, of South Riding, VA, Andrea Kable currently in Tunis, Tunisia, her brothers Terry and Tim Gilbert of Caldwell, Idaho, and three adored grandkids.

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Published in Idaho Statesman on Aug. 12, 2020.
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August 12, 2020
A one of a kind...a cheerful character until the end. Chuck, she always talked about how close you and Helen were. You completed her life, along with your three children and three grandchildren. I can imagine you consider yourself a very lucky man to have had her in your life all these years, and per Helen's book, I know you have great memories of adventures throughout the years to hold onto. I think of Helen every day but also of you as you adjust to this new life. Wishing you solace in your time of loss.
Joan Wright
August 11, 2020
May the sadness which you're experiencing now be replaced with great memories of a life well lived. 1Corinthians 5:26
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