In memory of
1929 ~ 2017 Rebecca Ruth Morrow Helms passed away peacefully on April 3, 2017. She was born in Raton, New Mexico on November 6, 1929, to John Morrow Jr. and Dorothy M. Trumble Morrow. Becky grew up in Northeastern New Mexico, on the Trinchera Pass family ranch in NM. She treasured her childhood and the experiences she had growing up on the ranch. She attended public schools in Raton, NM and Branson, CO. She graduated from St. Scholasticia Catholic boarding school in CO, where she made life-long friends. She also attended New Mexico A & M College and Keller Business School in NM. She worked for Mountain Bell in NM before moving to SLC, where she worked for the Salt Lake County Tax Abatement and retired after thirty years. On June 13, 1953, she married Wesley John Helms in Folsom, New Mexico and later relocated to Utah. She was a devout Catholic and an active parishioner of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. She enjoyed collecting her family's history and she delighted in traveling, especially visiting Ireland, to see for herself, the Morrow family's origin. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She took great pleasure in receiving hugs. She was very proud of her three children and will be missed and always remembered with love by them. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and a sister. She is survived by her children, Sharon Helms (Ron Coulam) of Portland, OR, David (Heather) Helms of Corvallis, OR, Shauna (Hank) Erkenbeck of Seattle, WA, and sister, Abbie Reaves of Trinchera, NM as well as five grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be held @ 9 am and the funeral Mass will follow on Tuesday morning, April 18th @ 10 am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 2315 East Redondo Avenue in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church.
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