Helen Dockwell, 1920-2014

Published 10:14 am Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Memorial services for Helen J. Dockwell, 93, of Hayward will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hayward Lutheran Church. The Rev. Joel Erickson will officiate. Interment will be in Hayward Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Helen Dockwell

Helen Dockwell

Helen died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at her home.

Helen Jeanette Dockwelll was born Nov. 22, 1920, the daughter of Louis and Josephine (Benesh) Belshan. She grew up on the family farm near Myrtle. She attended District 100 and Albert Lea High School.

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On Sept. 16, 1944, Helen was married to Harry H. Dockwell in Albert Lea. She was a member of the Hayward Lutheran Church, the Naomi circle and a longtime member of ZCBJ Lodge No. 44. Helen enjoyed reading, word search puzzles and baking her special chocolate chip and sugar cookies for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed camping with family members. Helen was a volunteer cook at Hayward Elementary School. She liked gardening, flowers and canning fruits and vegetables.

Survivors include her children Cheryl (Larry) Beavens, Harry (Debbie) Dockwell, Paulette Jerome and Jane (Cal) Paulson; grandchildren Shelly Wangen (Joshua Touchton), Katie (Kevin) Cleary, Tracie (Barry) Binder, Ryan (Amanda) Beavens, Joshua (Jeanna) Jerome, Bradley Paulson (fiancee, Jessica Roche) and Benjamin Paulson (Rene Haley); great-grandchildren Ashton Wangen and Adison Wangen (Matt Stapleton), Keygan Lundak, Shauntel, Alexis, MicKenzy and DJ Jerome and Parker, Jaxson and Chloe Beavens; brothers Fred (Gladys) Belshan and Alva Belshan; sister-in-law, Marvel Dockwell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; and her siblings and in-laws Louis (Alice) Belshan, Eddie (Helen) Belshan, Anton (Doris) Belshan, Milo (Betty) Belshan, Josephine (Anton) Cech, Emily (Richard) Cech, Lillian Belshan, Elmer (Ann) Dockwell and Vernon Dockwell.

Helen enjoyed spending treasured time with her family. She was a special mother and grandmother, and will be missed and loved forever.