Helen Hubbell, 85Helen Jean Hubbell, 85, died November 6, 2009 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Helen Jean Hubbell, 85, died November 6, 2009 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Helen was born July 27, 1924 in Warren to Mildred Edna Halfshal and Harold Blawd. Helen graduated from Alexandria High School in 1942 during the swing era. She was united in marriage to Russell Walter Hubbell in November of 1942. Together they raised three children, Connie, Robin and Richard.
Helen lived in the Moorhead and Alexandria area most of her life. She worked in retail for a number of years and liked to go bowling, sew and swing dancing. She was a good cook and liked to bake, especially angel food cakes. She was involved with the Eagles, Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls.
She is survived by her daughters, Constance J. Williams (husband, Tony) of Marietta, GA; Robin R. Schoeneck (husband, Robert) of Alexandria; son, Richard R. Hubbell (wife, Gail) of Minneapolis; brother, Butch Blawd (wife, Barbara Angelo) of Minneapolis; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
These are some pet names that Helen used for her family and her pets during her lifetime. Some of these names will evoke memories and raise questions from others not in the know: Bunny, Tissy, Hubbell, Purpe, Nuffers, Birdie, Tootsie Roll, Taffy, Terry and Governor, The Greek, Pogo, Tuffer, Sinders, Smokey, Grandpa Bear, Grammy Bear, Buggs, Smarty.
A memorial service was held Thursday, November 12 at Zion Lutheran Church with the Reverends Terry Finnern and William F. Moeller officiating. Mertice Brueske was the organist and Lisa Henrichs was the soloist. Inurnment was at Kinkead Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Lisa, David, Christopher, Benjamen, Zachary, Amanda, Jonathan, Rob, Shelli, Marty and Nicole.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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