Helena Brinton died peacefully in her home on December 26, 1994. She had suffered for six months from incurable cancer.

Born December 15, 1913 in Fairview, Utah to Archibald and Ida RoxAnne Bushman Anderson. She spent her childhood in Fairview and graduated from North Sanpete High School in Mt. Pleasant where she was student body vice president. Graduate of Snow College and BYU. Married Reed W. Brinton in 1935, Salt Lake LDS Temple. They spent eight years in Los Angeles where he began his career with the New York Life Insurance Co. They returned to Salt Lake City in 1945.Together they traveled broadly in many parts of the world, and throughout the U.S. They have been prominent in life insurance circles and attended innumerable meetings and conventions where they established extensive friendships.

An enthusiastic patroness of the arts, including the Opera Guild, where she was a member of the board, and the Utah Opera. Board member of Pioneer Theatre, member of Symphony Guild, and she became a docent at the U of U Fine Arts Museum. On the board of the Neighborhood Garden Club, president of the Garden and Arts Club and the Readers' Guild. Board member of the Salt Lake Ladies' Literary Club. Contributed substantially to the Moran Eye Center, the University Library, Fine Arts Museum, KUTV and University Hospital Foundation.

She was intensely interested in her family and their activities. President of the Hillside Junior High PTA. Served as a Primary counselor and teacher in the ward. Served in the Relief Society Presidency and served as pianist and organist in many of the LDS Church organizations. At the U of U she was president of the Sigma Chi Mother's Club, a member of the University Women's Club and a member of the Women's Legislative Council. A talanted musician and studied piano under Frederic Dixon and studied the pipe organ under LeRoy Darley.

Survivors: husband of Salt Lake City; three sons, Robert (Marilyn) of New York; Jon of Park City; and Steven M. (Joan) of Salt Lake City; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services Friday, December 30, 1994, 12 noon, Parleys 1st Ward Chapel, 2350 So. 2100 East. Friends may call at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 South, Thursday 6-9 p.m. and at the church Friday, 10:45-11:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers you may wish to contribute to the U of U Medical Center Foundation, 50 No. Medical Dr., SLC 84113.

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