Helen S. Kilgore
December 10, 1927 – January 20, 2014
Helen Stough Kilgore passed away on January 20, 2014. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 10, 1927. She was educated in the Detroit school system and graduated from Cooley High School in February of 1944. She was an athlete in high school and lettered in several sports. After high school she enrolled in the University of Michigan where she met her husband James. They were married while they were both still in school. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She eventually graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti with a degree in elementary school teaching. Her first job as a second grade teacher was in the Rawsonville, Michigan school system. Later, she taught in the Pleasant Ridge school system before retiring to raise her family. She returned to teaching in 1964 in the Avondale, Michigan school system until retirement in 1991. She and her husband James were avid sailors and enjoyed many years cruising the great lakes on their live-aboard sloop. They also enjoyed many years of travel around the world. She is preceded in death by her husband James A. Kilgore, and is survived by her children James A. Kilgore, Jr., David N. Kilgore, and Dr. Sue Ann K. Bauserman. Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ. www.valleyofthesunfuneralhome.com.
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