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Helen Clarabel Roudebush Bender
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1904
Richland County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1982
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Viola News, Viola, Wisconsin Thursday, April 8, 1982
Mrs. Helen Bender was born on November 25, 1904 at Sabin, Wisconsin, the daughter of Alta and Ella (Marshall) Roudebush. She received her teaching credentials from Richland County Normal and taught school at Pleasant View near Viola. She married Foster Bender on October 20, 1928 at Manchester, Iowa. They lived and farmed in rural Viola and Gillingham untl 1944. They had owned and operated the Cozy Cafe in Viola for 16 years. Foster passed away in the fall of 1968 just after they had retired. Helen moved to California in the fall of 1971 and had lived in a mobile home park, Rancho San Jose in Covina just a mile from her two daughters Vicki and Jeannine. Her life was full of love and laughter with all her family living nearby.
Mrs. Bender passed away in a Glendora, California Hospital on Sunday, March 21, at the age of 77 years and leaves to mourn her passing her two daughters Mrs. Laddie (Jeannine) Halink and Mrs. Donald (Vicki) Jacobs both of San Dimas, California, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, two brothers Faye Roudebush of Lake Delton and John Roudebush of Madison. She was preceeded in death by her husband, one daughter Jane in infancy, one brother Ted Roudebush, three sisters Eva Patterson, Myra Laue and Marion Weitzel.
A worship service honoring the memory of Mrs. Bender was held at the Viola United Methodist church on Friday, March 26, with Rev. Donna Green officiating. Organ music was provided by Mrs. Janeen Reed. A visitation was held at the Henthorn Memorial Center in Viola on Thursday evening. The services and the final interment, in the Fancy Creek Cemetery at Gillingham, were coordinated by the Beier Funeral Home staff.
Family links: 
  Jacob Alta Roudebush (1877 - 1960)
  Eleanor Maria Marshall Roudebush (1878 - 1958)
  Foster Monroe Bender (1901 - 1968)*
  Anna Jeannine Bender Halink (1929 - 2012)*
  Eleanor Jane Bender (1937 - 1937)*
  Eva M Roudebush Patterson (1900 - 1968)*
  Theodore Paton Roudebush (1902 - 1962)*
  Helen Clarabel Roudebush Bender (1904 - 1982)
  Myra I. Laue (1907 - 1939)*
  Fay Roudebush (1910 - 1995)*
  Nina Marien Roudebush Weitzel (1913 - 1979)*
  John M Roudebush (1917 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Fancy Creek Cemetery
Richland County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Lot 49
Created by: Cheryl Ayres
Record added: May 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90594864
Helen Clarabel <i>Roudebush</i> Bender
Added by: Cheryl Ayres
Helen Clarabel <i>Roudebush</i> Bender
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