On the morning of March 28, 2018, surrounded by her family, Helen Marie Pope was welcomed into the loving arms of her Father In Heaven. She passed away at South Lincoln Medical Center in Kemmerer, Wyoming. She had lived at South Lincoln Nursing Center for the past few months.
Helen was born on January 8, 1935, in Kemmerer, the daughter of Andrew Michael Churlick, Jr and Adele C. Carollo. She graduated from Kemmerer High School, and later married Robert Lee Pope at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, on March 2, 1957, in Kemmerer.
Helen took great pride in being a great mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her family meant everything to her. She was a devout member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She loved to attend church, then go out to breakfast with her family afterwards. She enjoyed a good game of cards, as well as other games she enjoyed playing with her family and friends. In her younger years, she loved to go camping, and loved to spend time doing embroidery. She enjoyed taking Senior Citizen trips to Wendover to gamble. Helen loved animals and loved to have them surrounding her. She always wanted them to be with her in heaven. Helen enjoyed eating out at restaurants. She was always up for a drive up the country or traveling to places she enjoyed.
Helen is survived by her children: daughter, Tena (Leonel) Alarcon, of Kemmerer; son, Robert Lynn (Laura) of Diamondville; son, Wilber Ben (Valerie) Pope, of Diamondville; daughter, Janet Dolores (Jeff) Paulson, of Saint Clairsville, Ohio; and daughter, Janelle Adele Simpson, of Cowley, Wyo. Helen is also survived by her loving grandchildren, James Robert Pope, Sara Anne Pope, Jessica Sue Pope, Christopher Ben Pope, Amanda Kaye Meacham, David Alan Paulson, Amber Marie Rasmussen, and Trever Sebastian Simpson. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Braxton Lynn Pope, Dominic Lee Pope, Christian Robert Pope, Aspen Anne Pope, Trinity Gracelynn Pope, Michelle Anne Pope, Dorothy Helen Pope, Victoria Ivy Pope, Touren James Pope, Annastacia Marie Pope, Matthew Reid Meacham, Michael Jeffrey Meacham, Brady Alan Paulson, Brentley Jane Rasmussen and Macey Marie Rasmussen.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, and one sister, Jeanette D Churlick.
Rosary will be recited on Thursday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow services at the South Lincoln Cemetery in Kemmerer.
Memorial contributions may be made to that of the donors choice. Online condolences may be left at ballfamilychapel.com. Ball Family Chapel of Kemmerer has been entrusted to arrangements.