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Helen Daxer Tuppan


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Helen Daxer Tuppan Obituary
February 24, 1931 - February 23, 2016 Helen Tuppan passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 of complications from a fall. She was 84 years old. Born in Los Angeles on February 24, 1931 to parents John and Elsie Daxer, Helen attended Dorsey High School, then USC, where she affiliated with the Delta Gamma Sorority. She met the love of her life, Erwin Tuppan, at age 16 through the Los Angeles Chapter of the Turn Verein Germania, a club of German immigrant families. Her marriage to Erwin lasted 54 years and they raised five children. Summers were spent on Little Balboa Island. When they became empty nesters, they passionately explored the world, in particular hiking or walking throughout many of their favorite European countries. A lifelong Angeleno with deep ties to her community, Helen actively donated her time and talents to St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, the Blind Children's Center, Trojan League of Los Angeles, the Trojan Guild, Assistance League of Southern California and National Charity League, often serving as a board member and president. Her devotion to family and her friends was paramount. Helen's husband, Erwin Tuppan, and their son, Kirk Steven Tuppan, predeceased her. She is survived by her children, Karen Cameron (John), Greg Tuppan (Trena), Eric Tuppan (Sheree) and Chris Tuppan (Brooke) and her grandchildren, Shannon Boston (Dan), Troy Tuppan, Carlee Benito (Peter), Max Tuppan, Sam Tuppan, Casey Cameron and Ellis Tuppan. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at St. Martin of Tours Church, 11967 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90049. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Helen Tuppan to: the Blind Children's Center (4120 Marathon Street, Los Angeles, CA 90029) or Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation (5315 Torrance Blvd., Suite B-1, Torrance, CA 90503) directed to the Thousand Cranes Endowed Chair in Honor of Dr. Glen Komatsu.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2016
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