Helen Edwards

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Helen Veronica Edwards, of Gaylord, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was 90.

Helen was born on January 14, 1927 to Edward and Varonica (Morosz) Orzechowski in Detroit. She was an extraordinary woman. Her many talents included her wit under pressure, her humor, and grace. She was an avid enthusiast for all things of nature. Helen opened her home to strays, both human and animal. Her fondness for crocheting found its way to afghans, hats, and scarves for friends and family, not to mention doctors, nurses, and fellow hospital patients. She also loved to cook, garden, bowl, knit, and laugh. Helen loved her friends and family and sacrificed much to help them accomplish their goals. She was generous, kind, classy, and strongly valued her memories and faith. Helen was a blessing to those who have known, loved, and learned from her. She will be missed.

She is survived by her children Linda Lyon, Nancy (Michael Duhon) Scobey, and Robin Edwards; grandchildren Jonathan Scobey, Jacquelyn Scobey, Jeremy Scobey, Richard Lyon, and Lindsay (Fred) Alt; great-grandchildren Madison, Marlee, Jack, Anna, and Nora; and pets Willie, Hunter, and Rosita.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Varonica; brother Edward Orr; nephew Donald Orr; and son-in-law Leonard Lyon.

Funeral services for Helen will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gaylord, MI at 11am Wednesday, March 15. The family will be receiving visitors at the church from 10am until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

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