Posted: June 21st, 2018

Helen Jorgensen

1920 – 2018

Mrs. Helen Jorgensen, beloved wife of the late Mr. Carl Jorgensen passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the age of 98 years. Helen was born April 6, 1920, daughter of the late Mr. William and Edith Peterson. Helen was the 10th child of a family of twelve. She moved to Canada in 1928 from North Dakota, farming at Twin River, Alberta for a number of years. Helen met the love of her life Carl Jorgensen and they were married in 1939. Helen and Carl raised two sons Fred and Gary; and in 1959 left the family farm, moving to Del Bonita. In 1975 Carl and Helen moved to Lethbridge, following their retirement. Carl passed away in 1982; Helen remained on her own until her passing. Helen volunteered at the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen for many years and at the LSCO, and in 2011 Helen retired from her volunteer work. In 2013 Helen moved to the Black Rock Terrace, where she resided until present. She is survived by her sons Fred and Gary; daughter-in-law Betty; grandchildren Michael (Liisa), Tammy (Eric), Grant (Esther), Ian (Jaye), and Lesley (Chris). Also left to mourn are several great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. A private family burial will take place in the Archmount Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, charitable donations may be made in Helen’s name to the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen, 802-2A Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0C9, or to the charity of your choice.

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