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Mr George D. Helvey

November 18, 1921 ~ September 13, 2017 (age 95)
George D. Helvey passed away peacefully on September 13, 2017 in his home at the age of 95, surrounded by family. Born in Fresno on November 18, 1921, he was the only child of George Sr. and Adele O’Neill Helvey. After his family moved back from San Francisco, he graduated from Fresno High and Fresno State where he ran track for the Bulldogs. It was on the college campus where he met the love of his life, Mari, his beloved wedding partner of 73 years. The two were the parents of four, Susan (Alan), Mark (Janet), Gregg (Anne), and Joan (Michael), while being blessed with seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. After retiring from Producers Cotton Oil Company, George and Mari traveled the world and were even acclaimed as the “best dancers” on the QE2. He started a second career at H & R Block for many years. George will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor, and especially as a most loving husband and father.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary & Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10 AM at the Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Agnes Hospice or Nazareth House.

 Service Information

September 19, 2017

10:00 AM
Shrine of St. Therese
1444 North Wishon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728


St. Peter's Cemetery
264 N. Blythe Avenue
Fresno, CA 93706

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