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Glenys Marie Helgeson

December 5, 1930 - December 15, 2019


Glenys Marie Helgeson, 89, of Salem, Oregon passed away on December 15, 2019 at Salem Hospital surrounded by loving family.

She was born December 5, 1930 the daughter of Glenn K. Barge and A. Marie Barge in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She married Gentry O. Helgeson November 27, 1954 in Salem, Oregon.

Glenys is preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Marie Barge, husband Gentry (Bud), brother Robert Barge and great-grandson Jordan Swayngim. She is survived by her sister Margaret Fisher, daughters Susan (Richard) Swayngim of Lebanon, Cynthia (Brian) Wood, Salem and Jane (Michael) Hanauska, Salem as well as 8 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and caregiver/babysitter. She attended First United Methodist Church in Salem for 7 decades and sang in the choir.  She loved to grow roses and chrysanthemums, winning local prizes for her mums.  She traveled to the Holy Land twice, which brought her great joy.

Her final years were in the excellent care of Connie Robinson of Skyway Heavenly Homes.
A memorial service is planned for mid-January 2020 date pending at First United Methodist Church in Salem.

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