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Obituary for Helen Ydo

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Helen Ydo

February 14, 1919 - February 22, 2011

Helen Boodrookas YdoHelen Boodrookas Ydo, 92, died on February 22, 2011.Helen was born to Peter and Efrosene Boodrookas on February 14, 1919 in Ogden where she lived all of her life. She married Alvaro Ydo in 1947. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1988. Helen was a long standing member of the Greek Orthodox Church of The Transfiguration in Ogden.She is survived by her daughters, Diana (Haven) Simmons; Linda Schiffman; Tina (David) Spencer; seven grandchildren, Licia (Brian) Britt, Lesley (Christian) Dick, Brett Simmons, Neale Schiffman, Nicholas Schiffman, Paul Spencer, Natalie (Jeremy) Kirst, three great grandchildren, and her brother Gus Boodrookas. Helen was preceded in death by, her husband and sister Magdalene B. Glad. The family would like to thank the Alpine Hospice, especially Robert Chandler, Fred Large and the CNAs. Also, Thank you to the Home Care givers. Family and friends may visit Friday February, 25, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, and one hour prior to the Liturgy service held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Greek Orthodox Church of The Transfiguration, 674 42nd Street, Ogden, at 1:30 p.m., with Father Mario Giannopoulos officiating. Interment will be held at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park immediately following the Liturgy service.In lieu of flowers send contributions to Alpine Hospice in Ogden, or the Greek Orthodox Church of The Transfiguration, in Helen’s memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Greek Orthodox Church of The Transfiguration


674 42nd Street , , Ogden, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011

Time: 1:30 pm -

Greek Orthodox Church of The Transfiguration


674 42nd Street , , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Helen Ydo

Born: February 14, 1919
Died: February 22, 2011

Condolences for Helen Ydo

Beverly Mann posted on 3/1/11

Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. It's always hard to lose someoneeither in older age or unexpected. May you always find comfort duringthis time.


Doug Myler posted on 2/28/11

What a great neighbor and what a great friend. Helen will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences to the family.Doug and Julie Myler


Nicki Spohn posted on 2/28/11

My favorite memories are sitting around the kitchen table at Auntie's house. I would just listen to the adults talk. They would catch up and tease each other, and I liked it best when Uncle Al and Daddy would make Aunt Helen laugh. They were all witty in their own ways, and I would laugh and smile as they chatted.When I got bored, there was always the Monkeys (you know the game where you pick them up and connect them with their tails), the triangle peg game (my favorite), or Pick-Up sticks to occupy my time. And there was always a fluffy little dog to play with; I remember Cricket best. I miss those times at the kitchen table. Jesus probably has many kitchen tables in Heaven for us to sit around and laugh. I can't wait to see Aunt Helen and Uncle Al again. I imagine there will be much laughter. With much love, Nicki


Jeanie Schwenk posted on 2/27/11

Tina, Linda, Diana & all the familyI have so many fond memories when visiting the Ydo house...the family is so very important & I truly felt like part of the family. Your mother loved you all so much. Your mother always welcomed me into your home and I was there a lot growing up! She was also so very honest; I remember be advised of my weight changes when I would stop by to say hi; knowing that she mentioned it out of concern for my well being. She also listened to me when I was grieving when I lost my Mom. She was a very strong woman with strong opinions which added to the joy of having known her. Please accept my deepest & sincere condolences.Love to you - Jeanie


Betty and Eddie posted on 2/26/11

So many happy memories of tuna fish sandwiches eaten in your moms kitchen, stretching and playing solitaire in the living room, giggling downstairs on sleepovers, sitting on the front steps to see if a baby blue pinto would drive by.... All good and happy memories. What a great seamstress she was. Love and hugs to you Tina and David. She had a full life.


Chrissie Taylor posted on 2/25/11

I would like to extend with my daughter Madeline our sincere condolences on the taking of the Lord of your beautiful and loving Helen. She was a friend that I first had the pleasure to meet upon becoming a member of the parish in Ogden's Transfiguration. Helen was a devoted grandmother and mother. I'm sure she'll be missed by all. May her memory be eternal!


Steven & Kristen Morgan posted on 2/25/11

Dear Family,I wish I could be there to pay my respects but I have prior commitments and won't be able to make it. Again I just want you all to know how much I enjoyed getting to know Helen and her family!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!Love,Kristen CNA


Chena Carpio Wright posted on 2/25/11

Diana,Linda, Tina, and families. I have such wonderful memories of you all, and especially your mom and dad. I remember the first time I ever tasted a hamburger from the Burger Bar your mom and dad took us. I went home and told my mom and dad how delicious that hamburger was. I have been thinking so much about you, I even called Linda's home a couple of weeks ago and left a message, but never heard back. Diana, call me when you are in town. I wish I could go to your mom's funeral, but we have another committment and I won't be able to attend. I love and miss you all. Love you, Chena


Madeline Pappas posted on 2/24/11

Dear Gus and Helen's family, Your sister was one of a kind. She always so so kind when I was a snot nose kid running around the church, hiding from my grand mother Harames. Her years on earth were long, and she lived such a good life, always remebering her Greek heritage, and where she came from. She never ever once talked about people, and was always so willing to help anyone, whether you were Greek or not. May all of you remember her kindness and what a very special human being this lady was.Madeline PappasMurrya, Utah


Linda Murphy posted on 2/24/11

I have so many fond memories of Mrs. Ydo from my high school days. She will be remembered for her strength and well as for her love of her family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. And may you all feel at peace. Her legacy of great strength lives on in YOU!God bless all of you!