Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005

Helen Louise Pope Soldotna resident Helen Louise Pope died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at home after a lengthy illness. She was 83.

Health care provider Scharlott Thomas was at her side.

A memorial service will be held at Peninsula Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. Monday, July 11. Additional memorial services will be conducted at the Nampa Funeral Home in Nampa, Idaho. Burial of her ashes will be in Nampa.

Ms. Pope was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Meridian, Idaho, to Alvah O. and Emma Martha Pope.

In 1930, Ms. Pope moved to Caldwell, Idaho, with her family, where she graduated from Caldwell High School. She worked in Boise for the Boise Candy Company and for Shaw Surgical Company before moving to San Francisco, where she worked for investment banks and the post office for 30 years.

She moved to Soldotna in 1989 with her younger brother, James Pope, who was injured in the Navy after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy.

"She enjoyed fishing and clamming trips with her brothers, Fred and Jim, and visits from other family members who came to enjoy the scenic Kenai Peninsula," her family said.

"All her life, Helen cared for others: her three younger brothers, when they were growing up in Idaho after their mother died, her brother Jim, after he was injured, and other family and friends in need of help," the family said.

"During the years Helen and Jim have lived in Soldotna, they have been steadfastly cared for by Richard Creary, who became a close friend of both," the family said.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Grace Lehmann.

She is survived by sisters Anna M. Buchanan of Roanoke, Va., Mrs. Earl (Pat) Cook of Fairbanks, and Edna Duffield of Arnold, Calif.; brothers, Fred Pope and James Pope of Soldotna, Thomas (Diane) Pope, of Boise, and Richard Pope, of Garden Valley, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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