obituary from newspaper


Helen Phillips died at the Pocahontas Community Hospital.

Helen Alvina Budd was born near Pioneer in Humboldt County. She was the daughter of Mike and Martha (Vareberg) Budd. Her family moved to a farm near Plover. Helen graduated from Plover High School, she attended Waldorf College, Augustana College, St. Olaf College and received her degree from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. She taught school in Dunbar, Mallard, Spencer and Laurens and was a grade school principal in Iowa Falls. Helen and her husband Archie operated the Gift Galley in Rolfe.

Helen was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the church circle. She enjoyed art and decorating.

Survivors include her sisters: Melvine (Lester) Shafland of Danville, IL and Gladyce Budd of Minneapolis, MN; many nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law, Helen Budd of Osage.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Archie, brothers, Melvin, Guy, Harold and Jim and sister, Lillian Smith.