Obituary of Helen Evelyn Andersen
Helen Evelyn Andersen died peacefully at Grace Pointe Senior Care Community in Greeley, Colorado on
July 10th, 2022. She was born in Sterling, Colorado March 1st, 1923, the oldest of three children to Alvin
and Mary Uhrig. She graduated from Sterling High School in 1940. In 1942 she met her future husband,
Eugene "Andy" Andersen in Greeley. They were married December 20, 1942, in Steamboat Springs.
Helen liked to tell the story of Andy grabbing a wheelbarrow and pushing her down main street after the
ceremony. When Andy was sent overseas she moved back to Sterling. They were married for 70 years
and raised three boys, Ron (Marilyn), David (Barbara) and Keith (Roxanne). In 1960 they bought their
first of four grocery stores. They owned stores in Denver, Firestone, Keensburg, and Hudson. They were
active in the grocery business meeting many new friends. Through those friends they joined a Square
Dancing and Four Wheel club. Helen loved Square Dancing but always was fearful the jeep would roll-
over. Helen worked at their last store until she retired at age 76. After her retirement they moved back
to Greeley where they were both active at the Evans Senior Center. She was a great cook and baker.
She had an adventurous side to her. At age 50 she went parasailing. They travelled to many tun places
with friends and family. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family and
friends. She was selfless. She always was thinking of others. She is preceded in death by her parents
and her sisters Dorothy Main and Etta Mae Hernandez. She is survived by her sons and daughters in
laws, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Interment will be at
Fort Logan National Cemetery and her celebration of life will be on Saturday July 30th at 11:00 am at
Trinity Lutheran Church Greeley, Co. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
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