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Helen Diane Traylor, age 73, a longtime Gaylord resident, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Weber Adult Foster Care Home in Gaylord.

Helen was born in Dearborn on November 15, 1943, the daughter of Earl & Nettie (Hamlin) Traylor. 

Helen adored children and had been a babysitter for several families in the Gaylord area.   She will be fondly remembered as “The Wal-Mart Lady” for her frequent trips to the store for shopping and visiting with the employees.  She enjoyed knitting and latch hook and loved country music. 

She was preceded in death by her mother Nettie in 1993 and her father Earl in 1998.  She is survived by her brother and sisters, Rula Traylor, Robert (Merry Ann) Traylor, Sue (Thomas) Wojtkowiak, Janet Traylor and Stella Johnson all of Gaylord and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1 PM from the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Rev. Jim Mathis, officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. 

Visitation at the Nelson Funeral Home will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 11-1PM.

Contributions in memory of Helen Traylor may be made to the family, through the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

Visitation To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Service To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Burial To Be Held At: Fairview Cemetery

Condolence Messages

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From: Katie Love Bobowski
Boyne City, MI

I am so sorry about your loss, Rula. I cannot imagine losing a sibling. I pray that the Lord will fill your heart and mind with love, strength and peace along with beautiful memories of your sister. God bless you. Katie

From: Marlene Peterson
Gaylord, Michigan

Bob and MaryAnn Sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

From: Charmaine Boughner
Gaylord , MI

Sue & family, we are so sorry for your loss . You will be in our thoughts during this difficult time . Lots of love , Dan & Charmaine

From: Lisa Traylor Oklahoma

Rest in peace Aunt Helen, so wish I could be there as you are laid to rest. I will always cherish the wonderful memories of you.

From: Christle Wolf

We will miss Aunt Helen! She was a sweet and great Aunt!

From: Mary Sawicki Freeman
Gaylord, Michigan

Awwww ... Sweet Helen, it's been a pleasure knowing you !! Sleep with the Angels ....

From: Susie Coultes Kahl
Onekama, MI

Thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

From: Al Wojtkowiak (Haske)

Aunt Helen was a sweet lady, always kind and warm, she is missed. Sending hugs and prayers to the rest of the family.