SYMES, Helen Fauerbach
91, of Inexperienced Valley, AZ, handed away on August 30, 2021, because of congestive coronary heart failure.
To honor her reminiscence, a Celebration of Life service might be held at a future date at St. Francis within the Valley Episcopal Church, Inexperienced Valley.
A local of Madison, Wisconsin, Helen was the daughter of Helen and Dr. Louis Fauerbach, MD. She graduated from Madison West Excessive Faculty in 1948 and earned a BS diploma in Dwelling Economics Training from the College of Wisconsin-Madison in 1953. After marrying Rolf Killingstad in 1951 and whereas elevating three youngsters, she volunteered tirelessly for a lot of Madison organizations together with the Attic Angel Affiliation, Grace Episcopal Church and the Madison Civics Membership. She additionally served for a few years as a decide for the Wisconsin State Journal’s annual reader cookbook contest and taught meals and vitamin lessons at Madison Space Technical School. Helen returned to school after her youngsters had been grown, graduating in 1983 with an MS in Life Sciences Communications from the UW’s School of Agriculture.
She instantly went to work for the Wisconsin Division of Agriculture advertising Wisconsin merchandise through what was then the newly inaugurated One thing Particular from Wisconsin challenge, which promoted roughly 500 Wisconsin-based companies, in addition to working intently with the Alice in Dairyland program. On this capability, Helen marketed Wisconsin meals, beverage, forestry, and tourism merchandise. One in every of her favourite successes was bringing collectively the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota to market wooden merchandise to the worldwide furnishings market.
She retired from this place in 1996, and in 1998, she and her husband, Russell W. Symes moved to Inexperienced Valley.
In her free time, Helen loved cross-country snowboarding, crusing, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and social dancing. For a few years, she and Russ taught Sunday faculty lessons to preschoolers at their church. Sadly, after 25 years of marriage, Russ died of Alzheimers in 2019. Whereas Helen’s well being had additionally been failing for a number of years, she was a fighter. Her love for her household, her total curiosity about life and her indomitable religion stored her going.
Along with her dad and mom and her husband, Helen was preceded in loss of life by her sister, Greta Meyer, and her son-in-law, Rev. Canon James R. Braun. These left behind to cherish her reminiscence embody her daughters, Anne L. Holmes (Stephen) and Karen E. Braun; son, Eric P. Killingstad (Janet); eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations could also be made to St. Francis within the Valley Episcopal Church, Inexperienced Valley, or the College of Wisconsin Basis on behalf of the Helen Fauerbach Symes Internship Fund. Preparations by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.