Patricia I. Helms, Obituary, Northern Wyoming
She was born on the AC Ranch, north of
The family continued to farm in the Parkman area until 1930 when they moved to Worland. Patricia attended Worland schools and graduated from Washakie County High School in 1939.
She continued to live with the family until May 30, 1943 when she married Virgil T. Helms in Billings, Mont. She and her husband lived on a ranch in the Upper Nowood country and in Ten Sleep for three years, giving birth to her first daughter, Henriedda Lee in 1944.
In 1946, the family moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo. In 19949, they moved back to Ten Sleep and then to Worland where her second daughter, Susan Kay was born in 1951.
The family moved back to Ten Sleep where she made her home for many years and always considered it "home" until her death. She worked as the Ten Sleep Town Clerk from 1965 until 1979 and was well known and liked by the local residents.
In 1978, her husband, Virgil passed away. She retired from the town clerk position in 1979 and moved to Worland to be closer to her sisters, Morna Coppack and Doris Fritz, and her Daughter, Susan Helms Austin, all of whom resided in Worland.
She moved to Boise in 1992 to live with her daughter Susan and family. She made her home with them until her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and both of her sisters and their husbands.
She is survived by two daughters, Henriedda Lee Helms (Victor) DuBry of Hill City, S.D. and Susan Kay Helms (John) Austin of Boise; a stepdaughter Eda Marie Helms (George) Van Gallen of Grand Junction, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held during the second week in June 2001 when she will be buried alongside her husband, Virgil, in the family plot in Ten Sleep.
Pat Helms, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily
News, Worland, Wyoming, 9 June 2001, page 2.
TEN SLEEP -- A graveside memorial service and grave dedication for Patricia Carter Helms will take place Tuesday, June 12 at 11 a.m. at the Ten Sleep Cemetery with Rev. Judith Bither of the Ten Sleep United Methodist Church officiating.
Mrs. Helms, 79, died on April 4, 2001 at Boise, Idaho. She had lived in Worland and Ten Sleep most of her life and been the Ten Sleep Town Clerk for many years.
Veile Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.