Evelyn Helms

In Memorial

Evelyn Ashe Helms, 97, formerly of Groveton, NH passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter in Elizabeth City, NC.  She was the daughter of the late William H. and Celia Isabel Burbank Ashe and was the wife of the late Frederick S. Helms.  Mrs. Helms retired from Diamond International Corporation in Groveton, NH as an executive secretary and was a volunteer at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, NH for thirty years.

She is survived by a daughter, Jeanie Helms Kuhl and husband Bert of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Stephen Helms and wife Arline of Norton Shores, MI; and three grandchildren, Katharine Kuhl, Frederick Helms, and Elizabeth Helms Briggson and husband Matthew.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Helms was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Ashe; and a sister, Helen Hayes.

A memorial service will take place Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, Camden, NC.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Albemarle Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC 27907; or to Northwoods Home Health and Hospice, 173 Middle Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the family.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Anne Hatcher

    Everyone should meet a person like Evelyn Helms. Great memories, fine humor ,a courageous and strong woman. Her spirit will stay with you for a long time.
    We celebrate her life in so many ways. My prayers are with the you all.

  2. Arline Helms

    In Loving Memory of
    Evelyn Helms
    November 5, 2013

    PEACE
    The peace that comes,
    When there is no earthly hope,
    The cry you hear grows soft.
    The look you see on the pale worn face,
    Says rest, all is well with my soul.
    For I linger no more on earthly terrain,
    I ache no more with pain.
    I tremble now my last breath,
    As I’m slowly overcome by death.
    Don’t cry for me because you’re sad,
    For my tears are only of joy.
    For the peace that comes,
    With my last breath,
    Brings hope, from another world.
    For I am here, with no pain,
    My cries no longer exist.
    Sorrow yes, you may know now,
    But there it touches me not.
    There are no words with which to explain,
    No money this joy could’ve bought.
    For the peace that comes
    With my last breath,
    Is the peace, my whole life I’ve sought.

    Elizabeth Helms Briggson
    Granddaughter

  3. CARRIE ALBERTSON

    JEANIE, I DID NOT KNOW YOUR MOTHER AND I KNOW YOU THROUGH OUDIA, BUT I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I PRAY OUR LORD WILL COMFORT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS ONLY HE CAN. HANG ON TO ALL THE PRECIOUS MEMORIES, PLEASE REMEMBER PRAYERS ARE BEING LIFTED FROM YOUR FRIEND AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH TO SEE YOU THROUGH THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME. GOD BLESS ALL. CARRIE ALBERTSON.

  4. Calvin Crawford

    Sad to hear of Evelyn’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Only knew her from brief plumbing visits, but we always had a good conversation each time. Her gift bags of truffles, were her signature smile to me. Will miss her.

  5. Major Richard Campbell, NHSP-Ret

    Evelyn Helms was a member of the NH State Police family and gave comfort and support to troopers in the Groveton area while her husband Det/Sgt Fred served in the State Police. Condolences to Jeanie and Stephen. Your mother was a special person and will be missed but not forgotten.

  6. Carolyn (Lunn) Carey

    Jeanie & Stephen, So sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful mentor to me while I worked at Groveton Papers. I treasure the friendship & opportunity to have known such a wonderful lady.

  7. Walter & Bonita Morse

    Evelyn and Feddie were very good to me when I first started on State Police as a trooper, (1958) I am very sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. Evelyn and Freddie will always be in my memories. Our best to you both and your families.

    Bonnie & Walt Morse

  8. Allyson Robie

    Steve & Jeanie – So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Your parents were very good to a young girl from Pittsburg who moved south to the big city to work for State Police. I loved stopping by the house to visit. They always made me feel very welcome. Lovely people. My sincere condolences and best to your family.

  9. Tim and Colleen Johnson

    Steve and Arline,

    We are thinking of you and praying for the Lord to give His great comfort to your family. We know He is sufficient.

    Love in Christ,

    Tim and Colleen Johnson

  10. Dwight and Shirley Berube

    Dear Stephen and Jeanie and Families,
    We wish to extend to you our sincerest sympathy with the recent passing of your dear Mother, Evelyn. I think of her each time I walk by her home when out for my daily walk. She was a very sweet and dear member of our community and has been greatly missed. May it be a comfort to you knowing that she is in her Eternal Home in Heaven with your Dad in the loving arms of our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
    Love and Prayers

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