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Obituary: RADFORD, HELEN

Helen Marie Courtney Radford1931 ~ 2013Helen Marie Courtney Radford passed away peacefully on June 8, 2013 with her loving daughter at her side.Helen was born on September 19, 1931 in Ridgeway Missouri to Jesse Veral and Maudie Marie Courtney and was the fourth of five children. On Christmas Day of 1947 she married her eternal companion Franklin Dean Radford. Together they raised two children Linda and Frank.Helen was a wonderful quilter, painter, and golfer. She joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints in September of 1958 and has since held and enjoyed many callings in the church where she loved to serve. She was passionate about her role as a homemaker, keeping her home immaculate and organized. In 1992 Helen and her husband Dean served a 18 month mission in St. Louis, Missouri. It was a very special time in their lives. Everywhere they went Helen developed lasting relationships with all her cherished friends, "adopting" many of them and claiming them as her own.Helen and Dean loved their time living in many places including Twin Falls, Arco, and Idaho Falls, but Helen especially enjoyed living in Jackson, and later in Star Valley, as she dearly loved her view of the Tetons and the Wyoming mountains. She moved to Clearfield, Utah in 2004 to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.Helen was preceded in death by her son, Franklin Dean Jr, husband Franklin Dean, a great grandson, Jaxxon, as well as her three brothers Gerald, Ed, and Kenny.She is survived by her devoted daughter Linda Marie McMurdie (Chatley Neil) of Clearfield, Utah, her dedicated sister, Roberta Bridge of Twin Falls, Idaho, four steadfast grandsons and 10 great grandchildren.A viewing will be held on Saturday June 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Ucon Ward LDS Meetinghouse 10854 N. 41 E. Ucon, Idaho. Services will begin following the viewing.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Humanitarian or the Missionary Fund