Helen Frances Mode passed away June 16, 2013 in San Diego, Calif.
Helen was born in Williams, Minn. August 14, 1922 to Nellie and George Crevier. The family moved to Portland, Ore. and Helen worked in the shipyards as a welder on the Liberty ships.
She met and married Floyd Roger Mode in 1944. They later moved to Medford, Ore. where she owned and operated ABC Kindergarden and Nursery. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They moved to Ashland, Ore. where they were members of Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church. Helen worked at Ashland Community Hospital as a certified nursing assistant until she retired. Her greatest interest was in making Rosaries and promoting the Rosary. She also loved flower gardening.
She is survived by her daughters, Allison J. Finney, Leslie Hartsough, and Shannon Hansen-Hagler; sons and daughters-in-law, Darren and Diana Mode, and Colin and Tamra Mode; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; and grandaughter, Nicci Mode.
A Roman Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, 987 Hillview Dr. Ashland, Ore. Officiating at the Mass will be Father Angelo Te, Pastor of Our Lady of The Mountain and assisting will be Deacon Ricardo. There will be a Rosary Service led by Deacon Ricardo and visitation at 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013, at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, 1811 Ashland St., Ashland Ore.
Arrangements handled by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, 541 482-2816.