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Mary Bell Helms

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Jan 1964 (aged 74)
Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 79572982 · View Source
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Monday, January 20, 1964
The Bakersfield Californian

HELMS, MARY BELL - Funeral services will be conducted in the Memorial Chapel at Greenlawn Mortuary Tuesday at 10 a.m. for Mary Bell Helms, 75, 504 Niles St., who died Jan. 17 in a Bakersfield hospital. Capt. Frederick Gibson of the Salvation Army and Dr. Glenn D. Puder, minister of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Inglewood Cemetery at 3 p.m.

Mrs. Helms was a native of Pennsylvania and had resided in California for 50 years and in Kern County 10 years. She was a member of the Salvation Army and the Order of Eastern Star, Oildale Chapter 559.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Olive Gunther of Bakersfield, Mrs. Winnifred Ruth Christensen of Oregon, and Mrs. Edith Lucile Ober of Bakersfield; a son, William Ralph Helms of Anaheim; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Honorary bearers will be Donald Ober, Ralph Gunther, Bill Helms, Tommy Tucker, Robert Clark, and William Bartell. The family suggest that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Wife of Ralph Helms, b. August 31 1889; d. September 5, 1959.

The California death index has Mary B Helms
b. September 2, 1889
d. January 17, 1964 in Kern County
Her mother's maiden name was Cupples




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  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79572982
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Bell Helms (2 Sep 1889–17 Jan 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79572982, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Clifford Mullis (contributor 47415464) .