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Helga, 91, died of natural causes Friday, May 17, 1996 in Salt Lake City.

Born September 22, 1904 in Esbjerg, Denmark to Margarete Andersen and Thomas Ericksen. The family emigrated through Ellis Island in 1906 and later moved to Brigham City, Utah. Helga had four sisters and three brothers.Survived by three sisters, Lilly, Margaret, and Esther. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry Jerome Edmunds and sons, Stanley Stoops, Blaine Stoops and Eric Edmunds. Survived also by her sons, Earl (Donna) Stoops, Henry (Barbara) Edmunds, Frank (Lois) Edmunds, James (Charlene) Edmunds, stepson, Hank (Barbara) Edmunds, daughters-in-law, Barbara Stoops, Lenore Edmunds, Becky Edmunds Ruley, 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Helga's home and heart were always open. Her fun disposition, hospitality, and wit will be missed. Since April 21, 1944 she was a member and past president of the VFW Post 409 Auxiliary, where she spent many happy hours. She was very creative and enjoyed her many crafts. We will sure miss you, mom.

A short service will be held Tuesday, May 21, 1996, 2 p.m. at the Larkin Chapel, 260 East South Temple. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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