Helen Kathleen Slade Springer McCain
February 7, 1916 – September 4, 2014
Helen McCain, age 98, passed away on September 4, 2014 of causes incident to age.
She was born on February 7, 1916 to Florence M. and Clarence L. Slade, in Eaton County, Michigan. For eight years she attended school in a one-room country schoolhouse and attended high school in Charlotte, Michigan, later moving to the state capital city of Lansing.
In September 1938, she married Reeland L. Springer, of Lansing. They had a daughter, Madelon Forest Springer. They were married thirty four years and were later divorced.
She worked in various offices of the state government, and for seven years as a claims clerk for the Michigan State Employment Security Agency. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and of Arbutus Chapter No. 24, Order of the Eastern Star.
In 1953 the family moved to Ogden, Utah. She was employed as a secretary and administrative assistant, retiring as an office services supervisor after fifteen years of service in the Security and Law Enforcement Division, 2849th Hill AFB, Ogden. She had been a member of the Armed Services Writer’s League and served as President of Hill’s Quills Writers Club. She and her husband had been married for thirty-four years and were later divorced.
In March 1972, she was married to Clifford M. McCain, of Ogden. In 1976 they moved to Mesa, Arizona. For several years, she served as a volunteer of a small monthly newspaper and contributed to the news paper. She organized a hiking club, including birding and nature study activities with the Sierra Club and Audubon Society. She was a member of Velda Rose Methodist Church and Dreamland Villa P.E.O. Social Club.
Her husband of 27 years, Clifford, died in March 1998, and the following year, she returned to Ogden to live near her family. She resided in Stonegate Condominiums and at the Harrison-Regent where she managed the library for several years and much enjoyed the many activities and good friends she met there.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ogden, Lydia Circle, Women’s Association of Miriam Chapter #14 O.E.S. Lybia Temple, Daughters of the Nile, Ogden Nile Club and was a member of Chapter AA, P.E.O., later affiliating with Chapter P. She was a sixty-four year member of Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her daughter, Madelon Damon, Riverdale; two step-daughters, Mary Ann (Charles) Stephens, Tucson, AZ and Evelyn McCain, Roy. Also, six grand-children, step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, three brothers, and a son-in-law, Steve.
Memorial Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 28th and Quincy, Ogden on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Family and friends will meet one hour prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.
Inurnment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836-36th St., Ogden, UT.
The family would like to thank all of Mom’s wonderful, caring friends, and the staff at Harrison-Regent, Envision Hospice Staff, and the Washington Terrace Nursing Facility.
Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.
Please send condolences to the family at: www.leavittsmortuary.com
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Fairfax Road and Virginia, Salt Lake City, UT. 84103