Helen Ann House

February 20th, 1933October 29th, 2022

Helen Ann House, 89, of Boulder, Colorado, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2022, after a
yearlong battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was surrounded by her children during her passing.
Helen was born in Denver, Colorado, on February 20, 1933, to Gladys and Oscar Fedde. She grew up in
Denver and graduated from East High School in 1951. She went on to college at St. Olaf in Minnesota
and studied education for three years. She later returned to Colorado and attended the University of
Colorado, where she was a proud Theta sister. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Education in 1954.
That same year, she married her high-school sweetheart Lewis L. House.
After graduation, she went on to teach elementary school. She also worked many jobs in the healthcare
field, such as being an office administrator in a dentist’s office. In addition, Helen was a long-time
member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Later in life, she loved volunteering at Boulder Community
Hospital and often knitted hats and booties for hundreds of newborns. She was also a member of many
social groups, including the Sons of Norway.
Helen was blessed to travel all over the world to places such as China, Ecuador, and Norway, where her
Great Grandmother was from. One of her favorite places was the Galápagos Islands, where she fell in
love with the turtles. For four years, she lived at Flatirons Terrace, where she made several friends and
enjoyed participating in social events.
Helen is survived by her brother Raymond Fedde (Elizabeth), sister-in-law Emily Henderson, sons Eric
House, Spencer House (Shelly), and Ryan House (Kathryn), grandchildren Anna Lopez (Vincent), Kelsa
Erickson, Makala House, Matthew Combs (Leslee), and Patrick Combs (Shaina), five great-grandchildren
Adrianna, Matias, Kai, Lyla, and Indiana, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services will be held at Atonement Lutheran Church, 685 Inca Parkway, Boulder, Colorado, on November
16 at 11:00 am. Reception immediately to follow at church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in Helen’s name to the Susan G. Komen
Foundation to bring awareness and help fight breast cancer or the American Cancer Society Website.

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