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Obituary for Helen Joan Masters

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Helen Joan Masters

December 30, 1920 - April 3, 2011

Helen Joan Crosbie Wilkinson Masters peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father on April 3, 2011. She was born December 30, 1920 the second daughter and ninth child of Josephine Rasmussen and James Crosbie. She was a student of the first graduating class of the new Ogden High School in 1938. In 1942, she married Sterling Wilkinson who was killed in action February 2, 1944 while serving his country during WWII. Helen married William (Bill) Masters, Sept. 12, 1946 and they were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake City temple. They enjoyed 64 wonderful years of marriage together. She worked at Union Pacific Railroad Station and was also a Union Pacific Railroad majorette, performing throughout the United States. She later worked as a service representative for Mountain States Telephone. Helen lived her life with an amazingly strong testimony of the Lord. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in numerous callings. Helen was a devoted wife and loving mother who always looked at life optimistically. Helen faced all of life’s challenges taking each step with strength, humor, and perseverance. She never gave up and undertook every challenge with grace and dignity. Her greatest joy and accomplishment was her family. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings. She is survived by her three children, Carol (Phill) Baker, Mike (Jackie) Masters and Janice (Teena) Masters. They were also blessed with eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. At Helen’s request, services will be held to celebrate the memories of times spent together as she moves on to explore new places with old friends and family who left before her. A gathering will be held Thursday April 7th, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.with graveside services beginning 3:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th street.The family would like to thank Dr. Friden, the staff of Wasatch Care Center, and Vista Care Hospice for their loving and compassionate care for not only Helen, but for her family also. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Wasatch Care Center or Vista Care Hospice to allow others the same love, comfort, and care. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Time: 3:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Helen Joan Masters

Born: December 30, 1920
Died: April 3, 2011

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Bonnie Lou Terry Minch posted on 5/30/11

Aunt Helen was very special to me. She was married to my uncle, Sterling Wilkinson, who died during WW II. We had sporadic contact, and I wrote to her and visited her occasionally. She was very beautiful when she was young, and her beauty never deserted her. When I was told that she had passed away, it broke my heart. I'll never forget the love she showed me and my Wilkinson family. Please accept my deepest sympathy.


Gary and Carol Stewart posted on 4/7/11

To the Masters family, sorry that we will not be able to pay respects in person to your wonderful mother. I had a foot procedure yesterday that is leaving me hobbling today. Roka Raymond also is laid up with a shoulder injury and sends her love too.Many years ago, with Roka as primary president and Helen and me as her counselors, we had such a great time. Your dear mom was always so cheerful and more than willing to accept whatever assignments that were given. The countless hours that were spent in the ward library together dry mounting the kits for the primary lessons were always lots of fun and we grew really close as a presidency.Of course, you know how special your dad was too. Gary was his counselor in the bishopric so we got to enjoy Helen even more as we would attend functions as a bishopric together. The memories of 44th ward will always be at the top of our tender feelings. You had two special parents and have become great human beings because of their teachings. Please try to stay in touch with us. Any or all of you would always be a welcome guest at our door. Now that our kids have all moved away, we love having friends drop by--go forward and make your parents proud for the good lives they lived.Love,Gary and Carol Stewart


Moyer and Alice Grow posted on 4/7/11

We are sending our sympathy and condolences to all of Helen's family. Moyer and Alice Grow and families


Glade & Connie Price posted on 4/6/11

Connie and I over the years have loved, respected and enjoyed the friendship of the Masters Family. Both Bill and Helen always had a smile and a friendly greeting whenever we met. When Bill was Bishop of the 44th Ward, Helen was right there supporting him. Helen always supported him and we admired the way she did that. The last time we met the two of them at Costco the greeting and visit was warm and genuine. They both are great people always.We wish to express our sympathy to their children and their families at this time.Sincerely,Glade & Connie


Karen posted on 4/6/11

Aunt Helen was the last of the greatest generation of the Masters family. I'm sure there is rejoicing in heaven that they are all together again. I have many fond memories of times spent at her home and love my cousins Carol, Mike, and Janice. I hope that this time will be sweet for them and that they will receive comfort and strength in the sad moments to come. They have been very blessed to have such wonderful parents!Love to all, Karen


Winon Hall posted on 4/5/11

Janice,I read this morning of the passing of your Mom. Know that I am thinking of you at this time. I have enjoyed our visits and knowing your and your Dad, Bill. Families memories will always be there for you and you are a strong person. Do take care of yourself. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.