In Memory

Harry Eugene Helvie

Harry Eugene Helvie

Gene Helvie

Gene Helvie passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Helendale. He was born June 13, 1951, in Logansport, Ind. Gene graduated from Napa High School, was a Viet Nam veteran and later worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. When Mare Island closed, Gene went to work for the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow.
He is survived by his sister, Tommie Booth of Reno, Nev.; three daughters:
Mary and Jay Winford of LaPine, Ore., Andrea of Santa Rosa, and Gina of Portland, Ore. Gene is also survived by Mary and Jay's daughters, Laura and Ema, and two step-children: Ryan and Rebecca Williams. His parents, Jim and June Madigan, and father Harry Helvie, preceded him.
Gene's girls will remember trips to the dump, beef jerky, pony rides, fishing trips, apple juice in apple-shaped bottles and his big, strong hugs.

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09/18/09 01:09 AM #1    

Peggy A. Moen (Larghi)

I am so saddened to know you have left us. I so enjoyed our long conversation in July, when I contacted you to come to our 40th reunion. I'm especially glad I had the priviledge to speak with you once more; I will always have fond memories of you, your great smile & laugh, and our fun last talk. God's Blessings to your family, I know they will find comfort in all their wonderful memories of you.
With My Deepest Sympathy,
Peggy Moen Larghi

09/18/09 02:50 PM #2    

Marcia D. Long (Cardinal)

Oh my gosh!!! I just found out about Gene, and it really saddens me to know that he is gone.

When Gene was in the service, I got to know him really well because he was very close friends with close friends of mine. You know how that goes ... he always was up-beat, happy, and VERY happy when he finally got to come back home to Napa from the service. I missed not seeing him at the reuniion, and now I know why.

Rest in peace, Gene. You will be missed by many.

09/24/09 01:42 PM #3    

Jay Wigger

I can't believe Gene's gone. He was a good friend of mine at Ridgeview. I have a picture of him, Steve Rauch, and myself on my profile. I recall him being a friendly person and a good athelete. Another great classmate taken from us too soon.

Jay Wigger

01/11/10 09:32 PM #4    

Gary Cantrell

Gene was one of my closest friends in High School, I spent many hours at his home in Jamison Canyon,we had some pretty crazy parties out there. I was searching for Gene for the Reunion along with many others, where I also learned that Timothy Woods and David Wimer have passed, can anyone confirm the above?
Gene, you will be missed!!!

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