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Helen Marie Blakeley

Died: Sunday, October 07, 2012
Age: 82
Helen Marie Blakeley, 82, Williams Bay, died at the Williams Bay Care Center on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1929, the daughter of Frank and Lillian Vavra. She married Geryl Blakeley on June 6, 1947. Helen enjoyed her vacations in northern Wisconsin, Florida and Texas. She was an avid bowler, White Sox and Packers fan. She never missed any of her family membersí sporting activities. Helen said she must have seen a million of their games. She was a member of the Williams Bay United Church of Christ, Congregational.

She worked various jobs in Williams Bay as a waitress and clerk at Docís Deli, Bellís Store and the Bay Pharmacy. However, the jobs she did best were being a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.

Helen is survived by her husband Geryl; sons, Richard (Sandee), River Falls, and William, Walworth; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ronald; a sister, Carolyn McCabe; and her beloved son, Scott.

Public visitation from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at the Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth. There will be a private family service with the Rev. Jean Wallenfang officiating. Interment in the Roselawn Memory Garden, Geneva Township. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimerís Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter; 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI, 53214, www.alz.org.

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