July 16, 1924 ~ April 4, 2001
Born in: Orlando, Fla.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Born in Orlando, FL on July 16, 1924, she was educated in various North Carolina schools and was a graduate of Cecils College. As a wife and homemaker, she lived in numerous locations throughout the southern and Northeastern United States. International travel was also an important part of her life. In the early 1990’s, she returned to her beloved Western North Carolina mountains, settling in Asheville. Helen enjoyed her work as a Senior Volunteer with Mountain Area Hospice through Land of Sky Council. She was also a participant in a cancer research program through Mission St. Joseph’s Hospital. Family was important to her, and she was a true neighbor and friend to her extended family at Givens Estates. Helen most wanted to be remembered for “liberating two outhouses”, securing indoor plumbing for two senior citizens.
She is survived by a son, Don Cooper and wife Susie, of Dallas, TX; a brother, George Wurst of Asheville; two sisters, Katrina Pierson of Hendersonville and Louise Ward of Ormond Beach, FL; three grandchildren and one great grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.