Our loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother passed away at the age of 92 on August 25, 2022, at home in West Valley City, Utah from natural causes due to age with her sister and family at her side. Helen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 18, 1929 to Clarence Wood (Bus) Wager and Wanda Shelton Larsen Wager. Helen was the third of eight daughters.
Helen Married Tilden William (Bill) Lund, the love of her life November 17, 1951, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They lived their whole married life in Granger (West Valley City) together for 40 years. He passed away in October of 1990. Here they were blessed to raise six children.
Helen worked at Dee's, Litton's, Pacific Flight, co-owned Lundo's, and worked a short time with Smith's.
Helen was involved with Ladies and Mix Bowling leagues; she was secretary for most of them. She loved doing this because she got to know so many special people. She loves basketball especially watching her great-grandsons playing. And we can't forget the JAZZ! She won't miss a game unless it is out of her control.
Helen was very active and loved working in her yard, you could always find her over some new weeds, or trimming some plants or flowers. She says that she is playing in the dirt, a trait she received from her dad. Her yard always looked beautiful and inviting to all. She also loved working with ceramics, drawing, oil painting, Chalking & watercolor painting, many of us have received one or more of her creations. Salt Lake City and County Building had her first one hanging in their halls for a long while. We have had many BBQs in her backyard with family and friends. Her favorite winter pastime was ceramics, working on puzzles and shelling the walnuts that grows in her yard.
Helen is survived by her sister, Grace Louise (Foulk). Her children, Shelly Diane (Ron) Thomas, Bill Haun, Jeffry Dean (Wendy), Don Eugene, Paula Joyce. 16 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren, 20 Great-Great Grandchildren, and her favorite cousins, Gerri & Ray Nate.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Tilden William, Son-Steven John, Daughter-in-laws-Susan Lynn Rush, Kay Stevens, Grandson-Brandon Stevens Lund, Great-Grandson-Tilden Evans Lund, and Sisters- Nora Ellen, Wanda Shirley (Chesley), Clarice June (Davis), Dorathy Joyce (Hughes), Darlene Leah (Johnson), Elma Jean. Plus, her best friends, cousins Lyle & Gerry Johnson, Mary & Wayne Erickson, and friend Liz Duggar.
What a beautiful lady who lived a full rich life! My condolences to the family, as well as peace and comfort at this time.