Helen
Helen Evangeline Coe November 21, 1922, August 12, 2010 Helen Coe, a long time resident of Manhattan Beach, died early on the morning of Thursday, August 12, 2010. She lived a full and multifaceted life with a few examples being her World War II job as a metal riveter in an airplane factory and her life long career as a radiology technician. She was preceded in death (in 2008) by her husband of 62 years, Douglas R. Coe. As a couple they were known for their penchant for exotic travel and great outdoor adventures. Helen always had a desire to be learning something new and in her youth she was a great skier, hiker, camping enthusiast and all around athlete. Throughout her life she never lost her strong sense of adventure nor was she ever without her sharp wit and droll observations. She gave her time generously to many causes; she was a member of the Elks and also several other local associations whose main focus was on helping others. Helen was always an outstanding citizen. In her lifetime she was the epitome of responsibility and she was always there for her family and others. The world is indeed a better place for her having been here. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Linhares, her granddaughter, Amanda Mason and her two great grandsons, Zackery and Chace Mason. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday the 28th of August at the Portofino Hotel, 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277.

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  1. Doug Coe was my cousin and although we lived in the same town, we seldom saw each other but we always exchanged Christmas cards and I looked forward to the letters Helen would write about their travels. I will miss them. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

  2. Dear Judy, Amanda and family: I am so sorry to hear about my dear friend Helen. She was a very pleasant gal . She was the one who helped me when I went to work at the Westchester Orthopedic Office and every morning she would greet me with a big smile and hello . We went to guitar lessons together during our lunch breaks and we also went to hootenanies on Friday nights and camping together . My husband played the violin and we had such a great time together. Helen and Douglas attended my 85th. birthday party in Huntington Beach. I went to your dad’s memorial and met you there . She always spoke so highly about her Judy and Amanda who is the same age as my oldeat grand daughter Melanie , we had good chats every day. I called her a few times and gave her the name of my Life Line I think it is the one she wore. I loved her and your dad so very much . Please take good care of yourself, will try to go to the memorial if I can get a ride as I do not drive any more I will be 89 in a few days . Please accept my sincere sympathy I know you will be lost without your parents . Love Lillian Soucy

  3. It is with great sadness I read about the passing of Helen. I first met Helen & Doug on a ski trip to Aspen at that time I met my husband. We spent many good times together over the years until my divorce in 1986. As my children grew up they would always stop by the Coes’house to say hello on the way to the beach. They were always welcomed by Doug or Helen. I will always remember the spunk your mother had and the conversations over dinner. What great memories. We go back to 1965. I will be unable to attend the services as I am leaving today for the desert. My thoughts are with you and your family. Helen and Doug were a great couple.

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