Helen Young Bagley died March 11, 2001 at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She was able to spend the last year of her life near her son and daughter-in-law, Dal and Carolyn Bagley and daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Ned Shepherd.
Before moving to Salt Lake in Dec. of 1999, Helen lived in Los Angeles with her husband Ted for nearly 35 years. Ted preceded her in death after 65 years of marriage.
Helen grew up in Salt Lake City with her brother Winfield Young. Her mother, Ella Dallin Young (Edda), reared the two children alone after Helen's father, Alonzo Winfield Young, died when Helen was only seven-years-old.
Helen, like Edda, was a strong and courageous woman with great character, that made a lasting impression not only on her children, but her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all who spent any period of time with her. Mother's relationship with her husband Ted defined her purpose in life. They had a great partnership, with mother supporting and helping Dad in his many career adventures, moving from coast to coast.
Within the last few weeks, Helen was visited by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dal and Carolyn's children, son Bryan and wife Tina with Allison (the little lucka) from Salt Lake were able to visit often. Amanda, their youngest daughter of Salt Lake spent precious time with Helen. Lisa and her husband Brandon and their two children, Jordon and Nathan, visited from Denver, CO. Bonnie's sons were able to travel to Salt Lake within the last month to spend precious time with their grandmother. Michael and wife Josephine with their son Theo
visited from Cambridge, England. Jonathan and wife Winona and their three children, Ella, Gideon and Joseph visited from Princeton, New Jersey.
For the last 15 months of her life, Mother was blessed with an earthly angel, Sadie Martinez. Sadie was a loving companion and a dear friend to Helen, always within range of a weakening voice, carrying with her a blanket of love and tenderness to spread upon mother day-in and day-out.
Bonnie and Carolyn spent many hours with Helen over the last year making her life very comfortable. Visits from good friends Michiel, Woody, Merle, June, Marion, Jean, and others brightened Mother's day.
We are very appreciative for the Rocky Mountain Hospice and the care given to Mother. Especially for Franciele and Lynn. With their guidance and care not only for Mother but for the family also, Mother's passing was made very peaceful.
We who are left behind thank you, Helen, for being such a good mother, wife, grandmother and friend.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2001 in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress Hill Section), 3401 South Highland Drive. Friends may call 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Wasatch Lawn
Mortuary, prior to service.