Heath, Helen Marie, a 60 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2007 in Torrance. Born in Big Stone County, Minnesota, Helen was 91 when she died. Helen was a member of The VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Helen was a teacher in North Dakota before moving out to California where she was Rosie the Riveter for Northrop. Helen loved to cook, bake, sing and dance. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. In the 80's she was very involved in the Reaching out club, and the Happy Time Pipers. Helen's passion was being a great Mom to her 3 children. She is survived by her Son, Joel Heath of Seattle, WA; Daughter, Pam Betraun of Redondo Beach, CA; six Grandchildren; and one Great Grandchild. She was preceded in death by her Son Loren Heath. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Friday November 9, 2007 at 2pm, followed by a Reception in the Lighthouse Room. Inurnment will be private at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Helen saved me and took me into her home when I had nowhere to go and from then on she was like a mother to me. She and Otto lent me there yard when I got married and the guests had no where to go before my wedding reception was ready. She brought out food and drinks for everyone, when I had my first child Helen and my mother were in the waiting room. My mother worked, so Helen was there to help me when I brought my son Frank home from the Hospital and she was there with me everytime my daughter had to have tubes in her ears. Through the years after my mother passed away, it was comforting to know there was another mother that would always be there, and now I have lost her to. Helen’s kindness and love will never be forgotten along with all the happy memories, I will miss her so much, May you rest in peace Love forever MARIA

  2. I didn’t know Helen except through hearing about her from her son Joel. I wanted her family to know my prayers are with with them.

  3. Dear Pam & Family, We were so sorry to hear about Aunt Helen’s passing. We can’t forget her trip to Denver in 1994 for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. She was such fun and we enjoyed her immensely. If we had had enough time it would have been nice to see her on our trip last March. We appreciate Otto keeping us informed as to her health. Having lost our parents ourselves we know how hard it is to lose a parent. We have many fond memories of your mom and grandma. May God bless you in this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your family. With Love, Bob and Katherine Heth

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