Harry was born on June 16, 1930, to Charlie and Nellie Helm, in Red Lake Falls, Minn.
After an earlier friendship, Harry and Phyllis met again in 1961 and were married in April of 1962. They have been each other’s true companion for nearly 51 wonderful years as they melded two families into one great family.
Harry worked for 30 years at McClellan AFB as an Instrument Repair Technician and retired in 1985. He was a doer and could fix anything. He loved to travel, ride his motorcycle and go camping. He often combined these, and with Phyllis visited sites far and wide.
After retirement he and Phyllis moved to Brookings, and lived on a hill near the ocean. He loved the Calvary Assembly of God Church, in Brookings, and his church family. He was a voracious reader of all types of literature.
Besides riding his motorcycle and taking care of his beautiful ocean home, he enjoyed volunteering to drive the sick and elderly to medical appointments, sometimes 150 miles or more, because it made him feel good.
Harry is survived by his wife Phyllis; brother Roy Helm of Placerville, Calif.; children Sharon Flanagan (Terry) of Berry Creek, Calif., Pamela Callison (Ron) of Carmichael, Calif., Ron Teague (Janet) of Boise, Idaho, Richard Helm (Linda) of Pensacola, Fla., Ken Teague (Kathy) of Sacramento, Calif., and Daniel Helm (Bess) of W. Monroe, La. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held March 15 at Lambert Funeral Home, in Roseville, Calif. Condolences may be expressed at www.reichertsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 520, Brookings, OR 97415.
Submitted by the family.