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E. Lucille Kaufman Helvey
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Our Savior Lutheran Church
322 North River Avenue
Glendive, MT 59330
|Port Angeles, Washington: E. Lucille Kaufman Helvey, age 93, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2011 in Port Angeles, Washington. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at St. William Parish in Thompson Falls, Montana with Reverend Jeffrey P. Benusa officiating. A second Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Glendive, Montana with Pastor James Hageman officiating. Interment will be held in Dawson Memorial Cemetery in Glendive. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the local arrangements.
Lucille Nevins was born on April 4, 1918 at the family homestead near Dore, North Dakota. She was the daughter of Gilbert and Leslie (Gosnell) Nevins who moved to the Montana-North Dakota region from Andover, Ohio in 1909.
Lucille completed eighth grade in Dore, North Dakota and graduated high school in Sidney, Montana. She married Alexander "Alex" Kaufman on September 9, 1937 at the Methodist Parsonage in Sidney. They farmed on the Nevins' family farm in Dore and later moved to Glendive to farm on the Buffalo Rapids Project. In addition to raising five children, Lucille enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting and gardening.
After their retirement they sold the farm in Glendive and moved to Quincy, Washington, Ontario, Oregon, and Soap Lake, Washington, while spending winters in Arizona. When Alex became ill they moved back to Glendive where she enjoyed volunteering at the Attic and had a job caring for twin boys and their grandmother. Lucille later moved to Fairview, Montana until Alex's death in 2005 at which time she moved to Thompson Falls. There she met and married Clete Helvey on January 5, 2006. Clete had twelve children so between them they had a large and happy family. They moved in June of 2011 to Park View Villas in Port Angeles where Lucille had remained until her passing.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Leslie; her husband, Alex; two sisters, Ada Nevins and Margaret Rood; and Marie and Walter Helvey. Lucille is survived by her husband, Clete Helvey and their children, Barbara (Jerry) Kuester of Billings, Montana, Linda (Nolan) Parker of Thompson Falls, Bob (Aggie) Kaufman of Suquamish, Washington, Rick Kaufman of Auburn, Washington, John (Gerrine) Kaufman of Elizabeth, Colorado, Joe (Jeannine) Helvey of Naselle, Washington, Carolyn (Vern) Hollo of Granite Falls, Washington, George Helvey of Forks, Washington, Clete (Barbara) Helvey Jr. of Tijeras, New Mexico, Arlene (Fred) Nyman of Poulsbo, Washington, Vern (Samie) Helvey of Thompson Falls, Robert (Terese) Helvey of Thompson Falls, Viet (Bill) Betts of Marysville, Washington, Mike (Sandy) Helvey of Mackville, Kentucky and Susie (Raoul) Reaume of Forks; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn Sorenson (103 yrs.) of Williston, North Dakota and Norma Nevins of Miles City, Montana.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Boys and Girls Club at 700 Little Street Cottage 2, Glendive, Montana 59330 or to the charity of one's choice.