85, of Phoenix, beloved mother of son Lawrence; who has preceded her in death and surviving daughter, Linda Cushma died March 1, 2014. Helen, though a native of New Jersey, loved Arizona and made it her home. She was instrumental in developing and implementing the AZ State AHCCCS Health Program. She was also very proud of her involvement with the VFW, Women’s Auxiliary as President and Honor Guard and also with the American Legion. She loved to sing, dance and paint in oils. Her family wishes it known that she passed very peacefully. Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 10:30am, Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00am, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
To the family- we truly loved having Helen live with us she was always a delight and just a wonderful personality. The staff have adored her and well as I did. If there is anything that you may need please do not hestitate to rely on us.
Barbara A. Byrum
Scottsdale Village Square
Patty Beck Randall
Linda, I have so many fun memories with your Mom and You. I remember setting up a tent in your backyard for a camp out and when your Mom took us to the drive-in! I remember going to slide rock with your Mom and Ernie! We always had fun! I spent so much time at your house it felt like home! Your one of the most important relationships in my life! Your love and support meant so much to me during some tough times! I know you’ll always miss your Mom alot but you have all your memories and she’ll always be with her in your heart. Please call me, Love, Patty
It Seems unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you dearly love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk, laugh, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. There is great comfort in knowing about the beautiful hope that God has promised to mankind at Psalms 37:9,10,11,29. When that promise is fulfilled Isaiah 25:8; says God will swallow up death forever and wipe the tears from all faces. The scriptures also indicate, it is possible to be reunited with our dead loved ones again. John 5:28,29. To believe in such a promise we would need to be certain that the one promising this most beautiful and comforting hope is able to fulfill it. Isaiah 55:11. Until that day comes the Bible encourages us at Romans12:15; Rejoice with people who rejoice, and weep with people who weep.
I would like to express my condolence at this time to your family. The Bible is a great source of encouragement at times like this, a comforting thought is at Revelation 21:3,4 where it states “…And he will wipe out every year from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning not outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This scripture gives us hope for the future! For more information please visit our website at jw.org
Christine Puzio Webb
Linda I am so sorry for your loss. I know this comes at a strange ling time but I never knew Aunt Helen passed.
My prayers are with you..I remember her well