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Helen Anna Stevens, age 84, of Traverse City, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at the Munson Hospice House in the loving care of her family.
Helen was born in Traverse City on Dec. 18, 1933 to John and Rose (Schwind) McGill.
Helen lived in Traverse City her entire life, and retired from United Technology in 1985 where she worked for 15 years.
Helen loved to fish, play cards-specifically Euchre, housekeeping, bake, and cook. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme.
Helen is survived by her husband, Michael Stevens; daughters, Charlene (Ronald) Du Praz, California, Linda (Richard) Middaugh, Plano, Texas, sons; John Gauthier, Traverse City, James (Barbara) Gauthier, Traverse City; and sister, Dorothy (Walt) Elgen, Traverse City. Grandchildren; Kit Stock, John Trent, Amber Gauthier, Lindsay Gibson, Matthew Middaugh, and Melissa Dean.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Philip McGill; and son, David Gauthier.
A memorial service for Helen will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme at 11 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Reverend Raymond C. Cotter will officiate. A luncheon will be held immediately following the service. Interment will take place at a later date.
The family asks that memorial contributions be directed to The Father Fred Foundation, 826 Hastings Street, Traverse City, MI 49686 or Christ the King Catholic Church, 3801 Shore Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690.
Please share a memory with Helen's family by visiting her tribute page found at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.
Published on February 6, 2018
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