Helen
Holowati, Helen Mae, a 78-year resident of the South bay, 58 of the years in Hawthorne , passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2009 after a brief illness. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Helen was 90 years of age at her death. Helen had a fulfilling career in manufacturing of fighter jets with Northrop Aircraft and ended her working days in Quality Assurance with Sierra Rubber Co. She also attained the level of an ordained Minister of the Christian Spiritual Fellowship and her strong, deep faith helped her throughout her life. But Helen's greatest pride came from being a wonderful role model for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved spending time with. Helen is survived by her husband, Michael Holowati; son Larry (Heidi Spangler) Leveque of Redondo Beach, CA; 3 grandchildren: Kim Baczynski of Rocklin, CA; Karen (Victor) Guille of Sacramento, CA; Karla (Eddie) Espinoza of Rocklin, CA; and 6 great grandchildren. Preceding Helen in death were her parents Homer and Lydia Fox, her five brothers and her beloved daughter Yvonne Carey. Helen will be put to rest at Crestlawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in Riverside, California. The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to your favorite charity.

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  1. HI AUNTIE! IT’S ME SYLVIA 🙂 TO MY ONE AND ONLY FAVORITE AUNT IN THE WHOLE WORLD. I JUST WANT TO SAY IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL PLEASURE HAVING YOU IN MY LIFE. I WILL NEVER FORGET HOW HAPPY YOU MADE ME WHEN I WAS WITH YOU. WE HAVE HAD ALOT OF WONDERFUL GOOD TIMES TOGETHER.I WILL NEVER EVER FORGET. I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF YOU AS MY MENTOR. YOU ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL WHEN THEY ARE UP OR DOWN. I ALWAYS HAVE LOVED YOU AND ALWAYS WILL. OH BY THE WAY AUNTIE CAN YOU TELL MY DAD, GRANDMA, GRANDPA, AND ALL MY UNCLES I SAID HI AND OH I CAN’T FORGET MY COUSIN, OR MY WONDERFUL BROTHER. AUNTIE PLEASE DON’T WORK TO HARD IT’S YOUR TIME TO RELAX AND ENJOY. I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT A LATER TIME UNTIL THEN BE HAPPY MERRY AND AMUSED :-). LOVE YOUR NIECE SYLVIA CORRELL, AND YOUR GREAT NIECE LESLEY. WE LOVE YOU BUNCHES AND FOREVER

  2. SHE WAS THE ONLY GRANMOTHER MY KIDS KNOW ON MY SIDE THE FAMILY. OUR KIDS WERE LITTLE WHEN WE SAW HER LAST, BUT WE KEPT IN TOUCH ON THE PHONE.WE WILL DEEPLY MISS HER. AND SEND OUT OUR CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS TO THEFAMILY OF GRANMA HELEN. STEPSON &FAMILY STEVE, KATHY, MARY & MATTEW HOLOWATI

  3. Great Grandma, I don’t even know what to say or how to say it. Firstly, I love you. You have been such a BIG part of my life even if you didn’t know it. I’ve learned so much from you that I will never forget. You left us behind such an incredible legacy and the best possible footsteps to follow in. I’ll always remember our Laughlin trips. ALWAYS. And your visits to our house in Moreno Valley. And our visits out to you…I’ll always remember that wonderful trip we came down and I asked you all about your life for my history project. I learned SO much Great Grandma and I thank you for passing on everything you did to me. I was so happy when I heard you had your eye surgery and heard you could see your beautiful son again!!! I couldn’t wait for you to see me!! And you did see me, so much. You even visited us up in Rocklin when we moved. I remember the times you couldn’t see and then I remember even more the times you could again. You got to see my senior portraits in all their Samantha Glory!!! And best of all, you got to see me at my graduation. That meant more to me than I think anyone will ever know. I appreciated you being there SO much and I am so proud to be your great-granddaughter. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful Grandpa and an incredibly strong, loving mother, I’m so lucky. I am so thankful for our last visit and that I was able to be there. I hope up in heaven you’ll be smiling down an me. I hope that I grow into at least half the woman I know you were. And I hope that I can make you proud in everything I do. I love you so much Great Grandma, and I miss you. Love Always and Forever, Samantha

  4. My Dearest Aunt, You were the only aunt we ever knew and loved. You will be missed. Oh, the memories we have. We will always love you. God Bless you. Rest in Peace! Love always Lydia AkA Cookie!

  5. My Dearest Helen, When we first met I was your sister. You were also like a mother to me and my friend. I have many many memories. I will always love you. God Bless you! Rest in Peace! Love Always, Your sister Irma.

  6. I’m sure by now you are very busy running around Heaven looking for all your friend’s and family that have gone before you. Again, I just want to thank you for bringing me into this world, nurturing and teaching me what life was all about. If it had not been for you and your hard work, I would not be the person I am today. I am eternally greatful and thankful to have been your son. Save a spot up there for all of us. Your loving son, Larry

  7. Hello great-grandma, it’s me Sophia. I just wanted to say I love you!! I was so happy to have had 16.5 months with you. I enjoyed talking and babbling to you when mommy changed my diaper. Mommy talks about you each day and I have a picture of you in my special little photo album. I know who you are. Please watch over me from heaven, I know that’s where you are because you loved us so much. I will miss you. Thank you for my little unicorn that lights up and the wings move. All my baby love forever, Soph

  8. Hello great-grandma, it’s me Emily! I know that I always got into your stuff and tried to be very quiet about it, but I loved those back scratchers. You’ve always showed me respect even when I needed my butt whipped. Please know that I’ll miss you very much. Keep watching over me from heaven. I love you and will be making you a picture for our special box. Em

  9. Hello great-gram, it’s me Amanda! I wanted to say I love you so much. I have many memories from our visits over the 17 years. The main one being our “cricket” episode. I had so much fun killing them with the shoe. Sam, Chels & aunt Kim were such a wonderful help. AAHH Good times 🙂 Please continue to watch me grow into a wonderful young woman. I’ll be thinking of you at my high school graduation in 2010, GO MUSTANGS!! I was really looking forward to you being there. I love you!! Mander

  10. Hi gram! It’s me. Are you behaving yourself? I just wanted to say I Love You and let you know how fortunate I am to have had you in my life. I’m truly grateful for our last hours together. I appreciate your support, kindness, love and listening ear more than you’ll ever know. Your the only one that let me use a nightlight at 39-:). Please watch over us until we’re together again. All my love forever & ever! BFF

  11. Aunt Helen, we sure did enjoy the visits when you and Uncle Mike stopped by here in Redding to see us. Especially when you talked about the “good ole days”. While you’re up there in Heaven, give dad, “Ray Fox” our love. We love you and will miss you. Terry & Joanne Fox

  12. Hey Gram- First off I want to say that you were the Best Gram any grandchild or great-grandchild could ever have. I have so many wonderful, fond memories of you as a child and as an adult. I will always cherish all our fun times together. Our trips to Laughlin, our long visits when I would come pick up “GUY” after I got off of work, and all our other special times together. Save us a spot up in heaven, and someday we will be together again. I Love You So Much Gram! Love, Karla

  13. Oh Gram…how I miss you already. I love you! I have to agree with my sisters…there has never ever been a greater Grandmother than you! You have loved me so unconditionally all my life. You’ve taught me what’s important in this life – God, love, children, family, living within my means. You are such a big part of the woman I am – thank you. I pray that you are with your beloved Jesus now and forever. I pray that one day I will see your beautiful face again. I am so proud to be your granddaughter. I miss you Gram-cracker! Kim

  14. Dear Great Grandma, Thank you for everything. We love you. You made us so happy. Thank you for seeing Sam’s graduation. We love you so much. Thank you, thank you for being with us. We were so sad to see you die. You are so funny and loveful. You telling stories the right way with the right words. I love you so much! Love, Chelsea

  15. Hello gram! It’s me. I’ve been missing you so much these last weeks since you left us. There’s so much going on in my life right now that I’d love to share with you, mostly drama 🙂 I can hear you talking to me now and giving me advice but it’s just not the same as having you here. I’m having some really special things happening soon in my life. I’m going to be baptized, confirmed and 1st communion. I know how you felt about all that but please be there with me in spirit- I need that right now~to know you’ll be supporting me. The girls are all great. I wish you could have seen Sophia walking today~literally about a half mile. She actually sat down on the street to rest. Sleep good gram and know I’m thinking of you. I love and miss you! Karen

  16. Dear Helen, you were a beautiful woman who was the salt of the earth. My sons loved you very much as they referred to you as Auntie Helen. We enjoyed the countless hours of you talking about your life and times. You were full of zest and spunk as you talked. Your sense of humor will be surely missed. We will never, never forget you, Helen. May you rest in peace with the Lord.

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