Our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and friend Helen Jean Blondin Willis, age 88, passed away peacefully at Brookdale Senior Living in Cedar City, Utah on April 29, 2019. She was born July 26, 1930 in Kamas, Utah to Harold and Veda Turnbow Blondin. She moved to Bryce Canyon to work for Ruby Syrett where she met and married Robert Willis on Oct. 31, 1948 and was later solemnized in the St. George Temple on April 26, 1962.
Helen was an active in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints She served as primary president and Sunday school teacher and many other callings. She was a volunteer in the Garfield Foundation Thrift Store for 15 years and also was also a volunteer at the Bryce Valley Elementary School and loved those the people she worked with and all the little children at school. She received the Governor of Utah Silver Bowl Award and Presidential Awards for the numerous hours of service given and had volunteer up till to moving to Brookdale and continued to volunteer at the front desk. Helen enjoyed her children grandchildren gardening.
Helen is survived by four daughters: Carolyn (Chett) Colby of Copperas Cove, Texas, Peggy (Craig) Oberhansli of Fernley, Nev., Marie (Larry ) Head of Boise, Idaho and Carla (Martin) Ramsay of Tropic, Utah; 18 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and seven and a half great great grandchildren; brothers: Raymond Blondin of Hawthorne and Tom Blondin of Mesa, Ariz.; sister Ruth Gaw of Mesa, Ariz. and numerous other family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her of husband of 54 years at his passing; daughter, Joann and her husband, Mike Copple; granddaughter, Dana Collette Oberhansli and granddaughter in law, Lisa; brothers: Alfred, Karl, Robert Jr. and sister Marie.
The family would to extend thanks to Brookdale Assisted Living and her Brookdale family and Intermountain Hospice Care for the loving care they gave to her.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the Henrieville, Utah LDS Chapel with the viewing at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the services. Graveside to follow.