Eva Illum Helms, of Plain City, passed away on January 26, 2021 at the age of 88 following a short illness.

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The youngest child of Carston Elevious and Lillie Lucinda Peterson Illum, she was born August 26, 1932 in Ogden. She spent her childhood in Plain City, graduating from Weber High School in 1950

She was married to Wayne L. Helms on September 2, 1960 in Ogden and they were sealed together in the Logan LDS Temple in April 1963. They enjoyed 52 years together until his death in 2013.

Eva lived in several locations throughout her life: California, Washington, Okinawa, Nevada and North Carolina. In 1979 she and Wayne returned to Utah, eventually building their home on the site of her childhood home in Plain City.

She worked in the U.S. Civil Service in a variety of roles until she retired with 25 years service from Hill AFB in 1990.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; her son, Michael; her parents; her brothers, Carston, Peter, and Barney; and her sisters, Marie, Laree, Vellean, Nellie, Golda and Opal.

Eva is survived by her sons, Carl (Lisa), Craig (Margo), Duane (Diane) and Bill (Tina); daughter-in-law, Mimi; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Ruby Woodward.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Plain City Cemetery. Friends may visit with family on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd.

It is requested that masks and social distancing guidelines be observed.

Because of the pandemic a gathering after the service may be postponed until a later date.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local food bank.

Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com.


Graveside Service

Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Plain City Cemetery
4425 West 1975 North
Plain City, UT 84404

Services Handled By

Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary
3408 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT

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Jan 29, 2021

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Auntie Eva - Love you bunches. My heart is filled with all the beautiful memories of times we visited, laughed, enjoyed a meal and cried. May you be light & love as you travel on. I will look for you in the clouds. Rest In Peace & Comfort and know we all love you.

Cindy Illum Jones , Lodi , CA, US Jan 29, 2021


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    Mike, Eva, Craig and Carl in Aunt Nellie's basement