EMBLEM, Wyo. — Lifetime resident of Emblem, Wyo., Helen Marie Werbelow, age 95, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Powell Valley Care Center.
Helen was born March 14, 1916, in Emblem, to Carsten and Marie Jensen. She lived on the family farm with her parents, brother, Nahne, and sister, Elsie. Helen attended Emblem Elementary School, graduating from the eighth grade, after which time, she worked for the Preis family and worked on the family farm.
She met and married Lester Werbelow on Dec. 6, 1942, at Zion Lutheran Church in Emblem. She joined her husband on their farm in Emblem, where she lived for 66 years.
Helen was a member of the Lutheran Church Ladies Aid, was a member and officer of the Emblem Community Club, was a flower superintendent and exhibitor at the Big Horn County Fair for some 40 years, and was an active member of the Emblem Bridge Club. Helen enjoyed her flowers, canning and sharing jokes.
Helen is survived by her daughters, Loretta (Roy) Herren of Billings, and Rhonda (Thomas) Faulkner of Powell, Wyo.; sister, Martha (Robert) Werbelow of Greybull, Wyo.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Helen in death are her parents; husband, Lester; son, William; brother, Nahne Jensen; sister, Elsie Jones; grandson, Anthony Werbelow; sisters-in-law, Emma Jensen and Elaine Werbelow; and brothers-in-law, Vern and Louis Werbelow and Bill Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Lee Wisroth and Pastor Paul Bundschuh as co-officiates. Burial will follow at Emblem Cemetery.
In honor of Helen, memorials can be sent to Zion Lutheran Church in Emblem.
Atwood Family Funeral Directors Inc. is in charge of arrangements.