Jean Ann Helgeson - 1953 - 2013

Jean A. Helgeson passed away peacefully at home on May 7, 2013 after a long four-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends. Jean was born August 17, 1953 in Richland, Washington to William and Geneva Helgeson.

She is survived by her parents, William (Reba) Helgeson and Geneva Chafin; brother, Jack Helgeson; stepbrother, Rory Stewart; stepsister, Debbie Clossey; children: Stephanie Strasser, Mellisa (Brett) Sower and James (Charlie) Nutt; 5 grandchildren: Sidney, Griffin, Evelyn, Olivia and Madison. Funeral services will be held at the Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm with graveside services to follow at Pioneer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Jean's name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (

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