John Marvin Helmer

March 31st, 1924July 13th, 2019

John Marvin Helmer, age 95, died Saturday, July 13, 2019 at The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail in Lafayette, Colorado. He was born March 31, 1924 to Henry and Margaret (Ritter) Helmer in Emmett, Idaho. He had two sisters and one brother.

After attending high school in Emmett, he enlisted in the Army. He went to Camp Adair, Oregon, for Basic Training and fought in Italy for the 91st Infantry Division in World War II. When he was discharged, he went back to Idaho where he met, and married, Barbara Rose Phillips. He worked for Crane Supply Company in Boise, Idaho. In 1954 he was transferred to Pocatello, Idaho. The family were members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. In 1963, John was transferred to Denver, Colorado. He bought a home in Westminster where he lived until 2017. After retirement he continued his love of woodworking. He and Barbara loved camping and fishing with friends.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Rose; parents; and siblings, Ruth Rogers, Beulah Jones and Lyle Helmer.

He leaves behind children, Carolyn Ann Morgan, Diane Marie Helmer and Michael John Helmer; grandchildren, Crystal Morgan Rains, Michael John Paulino and Stephanie Marie Paulino McCann; and great-grandson, Oliver John Paulino.



A service will be held at Darrell Howe Mortuary on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place the following day at Coal Creek Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette, Colorado at 9:00 a.m. with honors preformed by the United States Army.



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