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Obituary for Helen Turner Wiese
Helen Rhea Turner Wiese, age 93 of Wind Crest Community at Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Helen Wiese, beloved wife and mother, artist and business woman, passed away peacefully January 11, 2016, with her loving husband of 65 years, Fred, by her side. Born September 30, 1922, in Caddo Mills, Texas, a farming community near Greenville, Texas to Pearl F. and William E. Turner, Helen was the third child of four. Elementary school was a one room building across the road from the family farm taught by her mother's sister. After graduating from Greenville High School in 1939, Helen moved to Dallas to attend Business school, eventually working in accounting for Dallas Utility Co. In 1949, working as a secretary, she met her soul mate Fred and they were married June 17, 1950. Shortly after the wedding, Fred's reserve unit was called to Active Duty and he was deployed to Japan for the Korean War until his release in early 1953. They started their family later that year with the birth of their son, then daughter, two years after. Helen was a kind, nurturing, fun loving woman who was artistic, industrious and humble. She worked alongside her husband in their small business in Dallas and then in Denver, where they moved in 1970. She was a member of the Mile Hi Belles, the wives club of the former Mile High Barbershop Chorus that Fred was involved with. She was an avid knitter and painter where she had an eye for nature's beauty. Together, they were members of Wellshire Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by her parents, siblings and their spouses, Helen leaves behind her husband Fred, son, David (Galen) and daughter Gail (Dave) Gianakos, three granddaughters, Lisa, Laura, and Stephanie, along with two great grandchildren, Nickolas and Talia. Known for her sweet nature, she will be missed dearly by her family and numerous friends. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Windcrest Educational Scholarship Fund. Memorial service to be held in the Lounge at Wind Crest Retirement Community, Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:30 P.M.