Helen Marie (Delaney) Eaton left us on April 10, 2014. She was born on April 5, 1925, in Cobb, Wis., to Thomas and Elizabeth (Gard) Delaney. She was the youngest of five children born to this union. In 1929, her family moved to Colton, S.D., and then in 1942 to Custer, S.D., where she graduated from high school.
On Oct. 11, 1945, she married John O. Eaton in Custer and worked for the Piggly Wiggly and the Red Owl Stores. Their son Jerry O. Eaton was born in 1947 in Custer.
In 1960 the family moved to Kingman as John became manager of the Felspar Mill. Helen went to work for the Market Basket as a meat cutter, later moving to Central Commercial in the same job. She then went to work for Valley Bank as a teller, moving to Great West and Citibank in her banking career.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, having served as grand matron and in other offices, and received her 50-year pin. She was also a member of the Past Matrons group.
She was an avid bowler in prior years.
She enjoyed attending her grandsons' and great-grandsons' ball games and was a big Diamondback and Suns fan. She was a loving mother and grandmother who was always there for everyone. She also liked to bake and shared with all she knew. She was a loving friend who will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her son, Jerry O. Eaton of Kingman; grandsons, Travis O. (Melissa) Eaton of Mesquite, Nev., and Ralph W. (Lyneya) Eaton of Henderson, Nev.; and two great-grandsons, Brady O. and Brandt O. Eaton of Mesquite.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Eaton; her parents; her siblings, John (Alice) Delaney, Francis (Betty) Delaney, Marjorie (Irvan) Greenacre and Mildred (who died as an infant); and various nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 N. Stockton Hill Road, with the Eastern Star officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity.