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Helen Alberta Mae Craddock, 73, expired Friday, May 24, 1996, a victim of viral pneumonia.

She was born April 6, 1923, the daughter of Norman Lionel Ross and Stella T. Hall Ross, in Glendale, Arizona.Most of her schoolgirl years were spent in Los Angeles, California. She married Edwin Wilson Hyland in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 15, 1943.

She is survived by three daughters from that marriage: Mrs. Edward Rios (Kit Elaine), Mrs. Franz Schroder (Cynthia Lee), and Mrs. Frank Pedroza (Jody Lynn); these daughters have given her 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; also surviving are two sisters, Norma Jean Aleman and Mrs. William (Luella) Cole and two brothers, Norman W. "Bud" Ross, and John H. Sichler. All reside in Southern California.

She married James Edgar Craddock, April 17, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada and they were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple July 3, 1992.

She enthusiastically won the hearts of 24 additional grandchildren and four more great grandchildren whom she regarded as her own.

Helen was an energetic and tireless church worker, and served in music, Relief Society, Primary, the YWMIA, and data entry. She was an accomplished stenographer, working for hospitals, attorneys, and manufacturers. Most notable among her friends was her incisive sense of humor. She directed that her epitaph should read: "I told you I was sick." To her family, she is an irreplaceable treasure.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 1996 in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive, where friends may call on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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