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Obituary for Helena Johanna Demoor

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Helena Johanna Demoor

October 8, 1920 - September 17, 2016

Helena Johanna Demoor, 95, passed away September 17, 2016.  She was born October 8, 1920 to Marinus G. and Geertruida de Jong Althof in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

 

Helena attended a trade school to become a seamstress.  She married Eddie H. Demoor in The Netherlands on November 2, 1945.

 

Helena had eight brothers and sisters.  She immigrated to the United States on June 2, 1954.  Traveling by steam ship, she, her husband, Eddie and their two sons arrived in Hoboken, New Jersey.  They traveled by train from New York to Chicago finally arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Her daughter, Evelyn was born the following January.

 

Helena was an accomplished seamstress making outfits for the Ogden High Tigerettes and the Bonneville Lakettes.  She sang soprano in the all city choir and at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

 

Helena’s hobbies included cross stitch, gardening, canning and playing the piano.

 

Helena had a long time friendship with Jackie Downs for over 50 years, she was always there to comfort her.

 

Helena is survived by her sister, Joanne Vandenbelt; children, Andre (Teri) Demoor, Robb (Dixie) Demoor, Evelyn Christensen; grandchildren, Lance, Bobbi, Natalie, Shawn, Heidi, Melissa, Dallan, Keinan and seven great-grandchildren.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Demoor; long time companion, Harvey Hunt; brothers, George, Jon, Gerard and Eddie; sisters Maria, Emmy and Martha.

 

A Viewing will be on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.  A Celebration of Helen’s life will be held on Saturday, September, 24, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at 3767 Eccles Avenue.

 

Please send condolences to the family at:  www.leavittsmortuary.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 AM


Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 11:44 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

A Celebration of Helen’s life will be held on Saturday, September, 24, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at 3767 Eccles Avenue.


 

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Born: October 8, 1920
Died: September 17, 2016

Condolences for Helena Johanna Demoor

Kathy Cobbs posted on 9/21/16

I loved hearing Helena sing with me and hering her tell stories of her time in the Netherlands, when I visited with her. I see a resemblence of Bobbi in Helenas younger picture posted here, that I had not noticed when seeing Helena in person. What a beautiful lady.

 

lindsi posted on 9/21/16

Helena and Harvey were patients at the clinic I work for. I always loved hearing her stories when they came in. So sorry for your loss.

 

Steve Kauman posted on 9/21/16

Dear Andre, Robbie, and Evelyn: So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have such fond memories of her and going to your house and our friendships. Know I am thinking of you and what a neat lady she was. Love Steve Kaufman

 

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