Helen M. Huitt
Helen M. Huitt

September 16, 1917 - January 12, 2018
Born in Fontanelle, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Helen Marie (nee Crees) Huitt, 100, passed away at Karen Acres Care Center on Friday, January 12, 2018. She was born in Fontanelle, Iowa on September 16, 1917 to Roy and Christina (Jacobson) Crees.
Helen married Gaylord Huitt on June 17, 1937 and had three children. She was part of the greatest generation, enduring the Great Depression and then parenting three young children as her husband served in Europe during WW II.
She was known for being a wonderful cook, feeding any extended family that dropped by. Her apple pie was a slice of heaven. Helen excelled at the art of fine embroidery. Family members treasure the linens that she embroidered through the years. She loved any chance to be with grandchildren and could comfort any crying baby. Helen had a sense of style and elegance in her wardrobe.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylord, in 1985, by all four siblings, a grandson’s wife and a step-great-grandchild. Helen is survived by her children, June Payne, of Milford, MI; Gail (Judy) Huitt, of Anaheim Hills, CA; and Norman (Faith) Huitt, of Des Moines, IA, six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and many other relatives.
Memorial services will be held in the spring of 2018. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

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