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Barbara Marie Helm

August 30, 1943 May 15, 2019
Barbara Marie Helm
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Obituary for Barbara Marie Helm

Barbara Marie Helm, 75, a resident of the Cornelius community, died Wednesday Morning, May 15, 2019 at the Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro.
Private Cremation Rites were held at the Hoyt Crematory in Forest Grove.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2 PM at the Gaston Wayside Chapel, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 27551 Hwy. 47 in Gaston. Private Interment Rites will be held at the Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill Road in Gaston.

BARBARA MARIE HELM was born August 30, 1943 in Placerville, California, the daughter of the late William Gordon Leavens and Palma Elaine (Lyons) Leavens. She was raised by her Aunt and Uncle, Vern and Mabel Colvin. She received her education in the Granger, Washington and Spangle, Washington communities, having been a graduate of the Upper Columbia Academy High School Class of 1962. She lived in Hillsboro from 1964 to 1967.

She was united in marriage to Paul Arthur Helm on August 31, 1967 in Hillsboro, Oregon. They celebrated their 51st Wedding Anniversary this past August. They first met in 1950 when Paul rescued her after bullies tied her by her braids to a telephone pole. They then reconnected in July of 1967 at a 76 Gas Station in Hillsboro. Following their marriage they resided in the communities of Gaston, Oregon; Hillsboro, Oregon, and Sandpoint, Idaho until 1997 when they moved to the Cornelius community, where they have resided since.
Barbara worked as a Homemaker.

She was a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church in Gaston.

Among her special interests, she enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, coloring, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her favorite flowers were yellow roses; her favorite color was purple; favorite animals were chihuahuas; her favorite Bible text was Psalm 23; and her favorite hymns were “In the Garden”, “Shall We Gather At the River”, and “Redeemed”.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, William and Palma Leavens, and by her sister, Cecila Coillot.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Helm, of the family home in Cornelius, Oregon; her children and their spouses, Lyndi Helm, of Rainier, Oregon; April and Ron Noble, of Vancouver, Washington; Chaunee and Dave Labrum, of Hesperia, California; her step-children, Virginia Helm and Todd Johnson, and LeAnn Helm; her sisters, Mary Pike; Paula Evans; and her brother William Leavens.

Also surviving are her 7 grandchildren Miranda Wagner, Ashly Wagner, Darcy Kresin, Holly Kresin, Jason Glendenning, Rebecca (Josh) Schneider, and David Helm; her 3 step-grandchildren, Kenneth King, Rory Helm, and Matthew Helm; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Gaston Wayside Chapel, Seventh Day Adventist Church Parking Lot Fund, 27551 Hwy. 47, Gaston, OR 97119, in her memory.

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2:00 PM 6/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
Gaston Wayside Chapel, Seventh Day Adventist Church

27551 Highway 47
Gaston, Oregon 97119

Gaston Wayside Chapel, Seventh Day Adventist Church
27551 Highway 47 Gaston 97119 Oregon
United States

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