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Marilyn (Lehmer) Helzer


Marilyn (Lehmer) Helzer, age 78 of Wayne passed peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

She was born in Paterson to William and Jessie Lehmer. Marilyn was raised in Hawthorne and lived in Prospect Park and Wayne for over thirty years before moving to Fort Collins, Colorado fifteen years ago.

Marilyn was the loving mother of Deborah Vieldhouse, Kevin and Caprice (Antonelli) Vieldhouse, and Jodi (Vieldhouse) and Michael Zaccone, and cherished grandmother of 8 grandchildren. She was the much loved sister of the late Judith Cooper.

She graduated Eastern Christian High School in Hawthorne and graduated with the Class of 1956. She was always the life of the party and enjoyed spending time with her many friends. To maintain her high school friendships a “girls club” was established and a monthly get together lasted over 30 years, but the friendships continued her entire life. After moving to Colorado she became active in her church and was a weekly greeter. Her faith and love for Jesus was relentless as she enjoyed reading her daily devotions. She enjoyed ceramics, painting, reading, was a huge Elvis fan, loved her dogs, and anything that involved using her creative talents. Her outgoing personality won her “Class Flirt” her senior year in High School and a place on the cheer leading team. Her cheer leading skills were evident as she watched her children’s activities as they grew up, especially her son, Kevin’s, wrestling and boxing matches. Much to his embarrassment! She was an avid fan of the Denver Bronco’s and enjoyed watching all types of sporting events.

Friends may visit with the family from 1-3 PM on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday 3 PM at the conclusion of the visitation hours.

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