83, was born in Phoenix on her family’s land on April 8, 1928. Her parents, Irene Hatch and Harry Montgomery, supported themselves in part with their olive grove just north of what is now Thomas Road and 40th Street. Helen graduated from North High School. She attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, during which time she met and married James M. Cahill. She died on July 31, 2011 in her home, built on what was once her family’s farm. She is survived by her daughters Victoria Cahill Ottaviano (Matthew Ottaviano) of Paulden, AZ, Susan Watson of Naalehu, HI and Melissa Hand of Phoenix, AZ; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am, Friday, August 12th at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Inurnment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or St. Mary’s Food Bank, 2831 N. 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009 are suggested in lieu of flowers.
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