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 Helen Irene <I>Fabian</I> Siegel

Helen Irene Fabian Siegel

Wyoming, USA
Death 2 Apr 2006 (aged 88)
Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID 13960509 · View Source
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Helen Irene Siegel of Cheyenne died April 2, 2006 in Thermopolis, Wyoming at age 88. She died of complications from hip surgery and Alzheimer's disease. She was born May 19, 1917, in Cumberland, Wyoming to Julia (Gorenc) and George Fabian. She was one of ten children. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Yugoslavia in the early 1900's. Her father brought his family to Wyoming to find work in the coal mines. She attended school in Cumberland and when the family moved to Superior, Wyoming, she graduated from Superior High School in 1935.

She met and married Thomas W. Siegel in Green River, Wyoming in 1942. They later relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming at the end of WWII following his stint in the US Army.

Mrs. Siegel's first love was the hospitality business. Her first job was in Rock Springs, Wyoming at Howard's Café. She spent many years waitressing and hosting at the Plains Hotel, the Hitching Post, and Little America in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mrs. Siegel was banquet manager at Holding's Little America for many years. She retired, reluctantly, in 1980.

She took pleasure and pride in her home, yard and her heritage. She traveled to Yugoslavia in 1973 with her husband. On this trip, she was thrilled to meet her brother, Frank Gorenc. She also visited her parents' homes and farms and was gratified to finally be in their homeland. She also published an ethnic family cookbook and family history in the 1970's. She treasured family reunions in Rock Springs during Memorial Day each year.

She enjoyed entertaining and large family gatherings and dinners. She made trips with her sisters to Florida, Washington D.C., New York City, and Hawaii. These trips were joyous times for all the sisters.

She was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Cheyenne for over fifty years, She proudly served with Daughters of the King until ill health prevented her from participating any longer.

She is survived by three children: Margaret (Dan) Stansill of Thermopolis, Wyoming, Julie (Tom Barnett) Talley of Laramie, Wyoming, and Steve (Valerie) Siegel of Cheyenne and two grandsons, Tommy Talley and Daniel Talley of Laramie. Other survivors are her sisters Julia Fenn and Dorothy (Elwood) Kellos of Ogden Utah, Margaret (John) Cieluszak of Rock Springs, Wyoming and Brother Thomas (Isabel) Fabian of Cheyenne and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Thomas W. Siegel on November 7, 2005, her parents, infant son Thomas, sisters Mary Matson and Susie Jablin, infant sister Rose, and brothers Ston Fabian, George Fabian and Frank Gorenc.

Memorial services will be held at Wiederspahn Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes in Cheyenne on Saturday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m. Graveside services and inurnment with her husband, Thomas W. Siegel, will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne immediately following the services.

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  • Added: 14 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13960509
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Irene Fabian Siegel (19 May 1917–2 Apr 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13960509, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by In memory of Scott (contributor 46776086) .