Helen C. Banuelos, 85, of Greenfield, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, surrounded by the love of her children and sister. Helen was born March 7, 1936, in Lyford, Texas.
Helen was married to the love of her life, Martin Banuelos, for 45-years. Together, they created a home filled with love and laughter. Family was her passion and nothing came before that. Whether you were biological or not, there was always room for more family. When the house became too loud and she needed solitude, she would always retreat to her beautiful garden. It was here where she would wear a Walkman, put on her headphones, listen to music and grow the most fantastic flowers. Such a lover of nature and the outdoors, it brought her peace up to the very end.
Helen was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, volunteered for Greenfield Little League as far back as 1970 when she helped with the snack bar as her children played baseball. She also volunteered for the Lifeline Community Outreach Program, reaching out to the elderly or disabled.
Helen is survived by her sons, Martin, Thomas, and Peter Banuelos; daughters, Diana Hill (Steve), and Cynthia Conatser (Michael); grandchildren, Miriam Smith (Jordan), Dominick Rosel, Zoie and Zander Banuelos, Brandon and Mason Hill, and Jaci and Dylan Conatser; her sister, Mary Flores; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Esteban and Celestina Cano; her husband, Martin; and siblings, Leo, Fred, and Joseph Cano.
A Visitation was held April 8, 2021, at Eddington Funeral Services Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass on April 9, 2021, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Greenfield. Helen was laid to rest in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St., King City, (831) 385-5400, www.EFS-Cares.com.
Published by Salinas Valley Tribune from Apr. 28 to May 4, 2021.