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04/03/1926 — 05/07/2022
From Richland, WA | Born in Othello, WAWatch Service
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Celebration Of Life
Helen Irene Weiggands (Renee to family) 96 years young joined her parents Clayton and Christine O’Leary, husband Glenn, siblings Steve, Bruz, Francis, Pat, Mick, Danny and Betty in heaven on May the 7, 2022.
Helen was born to Clayton and Christine on April 3, 1926 in Othello. She was the youngest of 8. Her family relocated to Pasco when she was 10. Helen graduated from Pasco High School in 1944. She went to work after high school at the Pasco WWII Base, as a secretary, until 1948. Helen rejoined the workforce in the early 1970’s. She worked at Westinghouse for the next 20 years.
Helen married Glenn Weiggands on November 27th, 1947. Their first home was in Kennewick and in 1949 they moved to Richland. She lived in Richland until May 2022.
Helen was blessed with 5 children: Christy (Mike), Glenna (Alan), Mike, Suzy (Scott), and John. Her blessings continued with grand children: Melanie, Matt, Heather, Rob, David, Andy, Genevieve, Micca, Caiti, Dawn and Eric, great grandchildren: Devin, Austin, Skylar, Cody, Max, Sammy, Annie, Anderson, Jade, Lennox, Elise, Shaye, Brady, Trevor, Hudson and Reese,
Helen loved the Lord and prayed constantly for her family and friends. She was a member of Christ the King from 1950 to 2022. All of her children attended Christ the King School.
Helen loved her family, friends shopping, going out to lunch with her friends and keeping a very tidy home.
We love you forever and for always mom. Now it is your time to rest in the arms of the Lord.
I’m so sorry I couldn’t make it to your service. I’m sure it was beautiful. Resting with the Angels in the hands of God. God Bless the family.
Knowing Mrs. Weiggands for over 50 years was a delight. We spent many hours shopping, dining out or eating at Brookdale where she resided. After Doctor appointments we would oftentimes stop for her favorite drink…a HOT vanilla latte. We would drive down to Howard Amon Park to enjoy the view of the river . Another favorite was grabbing a hamburger and going for rides…noting all the new changes in the Tri Cities. We would laugh when she shared many stories from “back in the day.” She loved sweets…especially chocolate. They were always kept in hiding…leaving no chance of someone coming in to help themselves.
Mrs. Weiggands loved her faith as a Catholic and went to the services at Brookdale after being unable to attend services at her church. She looked forward to the days a representative from the church would come to visit. Brookdale had a styling salon, and until the Pandemic, she made sure her hair was done every Thursday at 2:30 PM.
I will miss the visits, her smile and her sense of humor.
Rest In Peace, Mrs. Weiggands.
My very dear Helen has been my friend since sixth grade at Longfellow elementary in Pasco, WA. We shared a wonderful friendship for over 85 years. Helen was the loveliest of friends, faithful, kind and consistent in her friendship. We enjoyed many good times growing up, riding our bikes through town, working together at the Liberty theatre as ushers, marrying “Kennewick guys” sharing many good times through these years. We shared our love for shoes, clothes, jewelry and purses. Helen was always stylish and we enjoyed shopping at Annie Z, the Allied Arts show in the park, Macy’s, JC Penney, Eddie Bauer and sipping our coffee at Starbucks, talking and sharing a sweet treat. Lunching at Red Lobster and Granny’s Buffet were always special with Helen and our mutual friend Jeri Sandberg who always lent a helping hand to Helen. Another favorite place was the Spudnut shop for egg salad sandwiches and spudnuts to take home. Helen lived a Christian life and was an example of kindness, cheerfulness, love and faithfulness. She lived her faith and those who knew her whether family or friend could follow her example as she lived a life of goodness. I miss her and loved her dearly.
We love you Grandma and will miss you. I am so happy we had our visit last summer ❤️