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Helen McCanna


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Helen McCanna Obituary
August 29, 1928 - June 21, 2016 Helen McCanna passed away peacefully at her home in Westchester on June 21, 2016. She was 87 years old. Helen was born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 29, 1928, to Albin and Margaret Mueller, the youngest of nine children, also a twin. She married John Joseph McCanna on September 13, 1947, at Belden Avenue Baptist Church. In 1951 they relocated to Los Angeles, California, where they raised four children. Helen was a homemaker, and following her husband's death became a teller and customer service representative for Wells Fargo Bank. She was very active in her community and Westchester Lutheran Church. She loved to travel and spend time with her friends, children and grandchildren. Helen is survived by her children David McCanna, Alice Gidel, Steven McCanna (Dianne), and Carol Trunfio (Daniel), eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband, John, her daughter in law Kathryn McCanna, her son in law Tracy Gidel, and her eight siblings. She will be remembered for her strong Christian beliefs, her beautiful smile and faithfulness to friends and love of her family. Those wishing to donate in Helen's memory may consider a donation to an animal rescue organization or to a charity of their choosing. Private family services are being arranged with Hillside Memorial Park.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 6, 2016
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