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Helen Inger Bergh Wells

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Helen Inger Bergh Wells died Oct. 6, 2003, in Sun City, Ariz., at age 92.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Stanley F. Wells; parents, Christian William August Bang Bergh and Ann Petersen Bergh; brothers, Axel, Melvin and Emory; and sister Agnes.

She is survived by her sister Louise, children Sandra Kaizen and Stan Wells; grandchildren, Nancy Fairchild, James Fairchild, Adam Wells, Inger Wells and Amanda Wells; and great-grandchildren, Madyson and London Fairchild.

Helen was born Aug. 25, 1911, the daughter of Danish immigrants who homesteaded near Plainview. She became a registered nurse and worked in Chicago, McCook and Omaha.

In 1934, she married Stanley F. Wells and in 1936 they moved to McCook. Helen was very much engaged in community activities. She was president of the Saint Alban's Episcopal Church Altar Guild, was a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader, a Cub Scout Den Mother and a 4-H leader. She always considered her time in McCook as her most treasured years. After leaving McCook, Helen and Stan lived in Omaha, Buffalo, Albert Lea and Logansport, before retiring in Denver.

Helen became an accomplished artist and her work was well known to her family and friends, especially her watercolor Christmas cards. Painting, golf, bridge and traveling became retirement passions. Her husband, Stan, died in November of 1995. Helen remained active and enjoyed books, music and current events.

Helen will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, intellectual curiosity, her bright smile, Danish sayings and openness of heart and mind.

A memorial service for Helen will be held Oct. 17, 2003, at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Centennial, Colo.

Inurnment will be in the Danish cemetery in Plainview.

You may contact Sandra Well Kaizen (623)544-7780 or at skaizen@juno.com or Dr. Stanley G. Wells at (303)740-7441, docreddog@aol.com or 6437 South Heritage Place West, Centennial, CO 80111.

Announcement is courtesy of Herrmann Funeral Home.