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Helen Marie Smith Aungst
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1928
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 2011
Arroyo Grande
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA

Harry and Helen began their life together on March 17, 1951. Spending fifty-eight wonderful years together, they were temporarily separated upon Harry's passing in March 2009, but reunited upon Helen's passing in June 2011.

Harry Wallace Aungst just born in Mansfield, OH in February 1918. He was the oldest of three children, brothers John whom passed in May 2010 and Charles whom preceed both in death.

Harry was inducted into the Army in June 1941. After being injured, he was Honorably Discharged in September 1945. During his service he was awarded several medals of honor including a several bronze stars and a purple heart.

Harry went on to receive his Bachelor of Science from Ohio State, ultimately landing him in a career with the aerospace industry.

Helen Marie Smith was born in Stanford, WVA in January 1928, a coal miner's daughter. She was the youngest of three children, a brother Andy and sister Virginia, both of whom have preceded her in death.

As a young woman, Helen pursued several interesting careers such as a dance instructor and even dabbled in the world of photography.

Shortly after Harry and Helen married, Harry's career at RCA brought them to California, where they raised their family of three children: Rick (Wendy), Janet, and John (Aleta).

While raising their children, Helen obtained her estate license, going on to become a successfully multi award winning realtor. Harry retired from Allied Signal, Bendix Division in 1985.

Earlier this year, their eldest son Rick lost his life, leaving behind his beloved wife Wendy and their beautiful twin daughters, Alyssa and Debbie, Harry and Helen's grandchildren.

Harry and Helen lead full and happy lives and much beloved. Both felt fortunate to have met and known many folks along with way. They will be greatly missed. Your friends and family love you very much!!

A memorial service will be held in their honor at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Inspiration Garden, 23287 Sierra Highway, Newhall, CA, on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 21, 2011. 
 
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  Harry Wallace Aungst (1918 - 2009)
 
Burial:
Eternal Valley Memorial Park
Newhall
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73637111
Helen Marie <i>Smith</i> Aungst
Added by: Ryan D. Curtis
 
Helen Marie <i>Smith</i> Aungst
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Jul. 20, 2011
 
 
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