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Helen Goodale Secrist

July 7, 1926 - April 17, 2015

Helen Goodale Secrist

July 7, 1926 – April 17, 2015


 Helen Goodale Secrist, 88, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Ogden, Utah on July 7, 1926 to Thomas Hyrum Goodale and Polly Edith Nelson Goodale.


Helen grew up in Roy where she met the love of her life Norman Jesse Secrist while working at Zeke’s Café, his family owned business.  They married on July 6, 1949 in Casper, Wyoming.  They made Roy, Utah their home until his passing on January 16, 2011.  She then moved to Fairfield Village Assisted Living in Layton, Utah where she made many good friends.


Helen attended Weber County Schools and worked for Newberry’s Department Store in Ogden.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Primary.


Helen loved to work in her yard and nurture her flowers.  She also loved doing crafts, cheering for the Utah Jazz, and looked forward to her weekly shopping outings at the mall with her family.


Helen is survived by her four children: Cathy (Kevin) Tucker, Layton, Utah, Ritchie (Karrie) Secrist, Clinton, Utah, Susan (Gordon) Frandsen, Clearfield, Utah, and Michelle (Dan) Parent, Clinton, Utah; one sister, Frances (Merlin) Buck, Marriott-Slaterville, Utah; 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters and five brothers.


The family would like to acknowledge their heartfelt appreciation to CNS Hospice and Fairfield Village Assisting Living for their care and compassion on Helen’s behalf.


Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden.  A viewing will be held from 12:45 to 1:45 pm prior to services.


Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden.


Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 am

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: July 7, 1926
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Condolences for Helen Goodale Secrist

Kent & Karie Eggleston posted on 4/22/15

Was sadden to hear your mother past away and want to express our condolences to the family.


Ron & Sandra Tomney posted on 4/21/15

Kathy, Azure, Brax, & Travis we were so sorry to read of the passing of your beautiful Mom and Grandmother. May God watch over you during this time. Our prayers are with you and the family.