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Mountain View Mortuary

2350 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

OBITUARY

Helen Elaine Dayberry

January 29, 1935August 22, 2019
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Helen Elaine Dayberry passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Colorado Springs. She was born on January 29, 1935 to Al and Gertrude Hoyt in Omaha, Nebraska as an only child.

Helen married her husband Bobbie A. Dayberry while he was serving in the United States Air Force. She raised their three sons; Scott, Craig and Brett and had lived in Colorado Springs since 1973.

She enjoyed reading, writing inspirational quotes, taking long walks, meeting with friends, bird watching and spending time in the great outdoors.

Her passion was her family. She cared for all of them as well as others. She always put the needs of others before her own. When her husband Bobbie passed in 2018 after being married for over 63 years, she loved being with her children, going on long drives with them and going out for Chinese food.

She is survived by her sons; Scott (wife Karen), Craig and Brett (wife Kathy); by her three grandchildren, Brennan (wife Madge), Ryan (wife Chelsea) and Nicole; and by her two great-grandchildren, Lizzy and Monica.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents Al and Gertrude, and by her husband, Bobbie.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 2315 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (303) 813-1669 Ext. 201.

  • FAMILY

  • Gertrude Hoyt, Mother (deceased)
  • Al Hoyt, Father (deceased)
  • Bobbie Dayberry, Husband (deceased)
  • Scott (Karen) Dayberry, Son
  • Craig Dayberry, Son
  • Brett (Kathy) Dayberry, Son
  • Brennan (Madge), Ryan (Chelsea) & Nicole, Grandchildren
  • Lizzy & Monica, Great Grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, September 6, 2019

Memories

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Colleen & Michael Ross

September 14, 2019

Many thanks for your Mother's Memorial Card. She and your father will always be in our thoughts especially at Thanksgiving Day and Christmas as well as their birthdays. It was a real privilege to know such wonderful and kind people. The days and laughs we enjoyed together were special. Our friendship dates back to 1962. I am glad your Mother had a peaceful death. She looked after your father during his very long illness with great love and courage. May they both rest in peace. Love to all the family.

Colleen

Donna Wilbanks

September 14, 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Her eyes smiled as did her mouth. As you know, we knew each other when we were in elem. school, early college, and later when our son lived in C.S. She was always a positive soul and so much fun.

Best regards to you all.

Donna Wilbanks

Clarence "Clanc" & Barbara Childrey

September 14, 2019

Brett & Family,

We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother & appreciate you letting us know. Your mother and father are now together again for eternity. They will always be in our memory.

Clarence "Clanc" & Barbara Childrey

Florence & Deb Dewey

September 14, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Helen was such a dear friend and you all were great neighbors.

In His Love

Florence & Deb Dewey

Duane & Kathy Steinke

September 14, 2019

Dear family

Your mom was the best. Always enjoyed being with her.

Our hearts go out to you.

Love, Duane & Kathy

Betty Socha

September 14, 2019

Dear Dayberry Sons,

Please know how sorry I was to hear of Helen's passing. She was a wonderful person whose smile was "electric".

Warm thoughts, Betty Socha

Patty Totman

September 14, 2019

Dear Brett, Craig and Scott, and family

With great sadness, I'm sending you my love.

I can't begin to tell you how much your dear Mother meant to me. I'm just sorry that in our later years we only saw each other a couple of times, but thank goodness for the phone & letters. (She kept after me to get a computer, no thanks).

I got to enjoy her from the fourth grade through our Sophomore year, then Helen left Colusa to live in Omaha with an Aunt.

Helen and a couple of girl friends and myself, we had our horses which we rode almost everyday. Then in high school we discovered boys! Then we double dated! I have such wonderful memories of those old days and I say we were born & raised in the best of times!

Please accept my sincere sympathy for your great loss of a grand lady!

Brett Dayberry

September 12, 2019

SELFLESS----SELFLESS
That's the first word that comes to mind when thinking about our Mother. She always preferred to be called 'Mother'. I would say that she fell somewhere between June Cleaver and Mother Teresa.
No one could enter a room without her asking, "Do you want something to eat; how about something to drink?" The needs of others were always more important to her than her own needs.
SELFLESS
The fact that she was so SELFLESS and at the same time, such a happy person, I believe can be a life lesson to all of us.
Whenever any one of us moved she would always make her famous lasagna dinner. One time I made the mistake of saying that Mother's lasagna was the best, and that Kathy's was the second best. Mother proceeded to tell me, "Even if it's true...you don't say something like that in front of your wife!"
This service is a celebration of her life. We all owe it to her to truly celebrate her. Obviously we are saddened by her passing, but knowing her, SHE would want us to celebrate. She would actually feel bad if she caused others to be saddened. Let that one sink in! She celebrated life everyday. And I mean that literally, EVERY SINGLE DAY! I have never known another person like her!
I wrote down some things she said to me over the last year and a half. They are humorous, thoughtful; and also profound.
After bringing to her some food, she said to me: "I don't want you to pay for all of this...but I don't want you stealing it either!"
"As it turns out, I am grateful for what I have."
"I want for nothing-except Bob."
"If I live to be 103 will you still bring me ice cream?"
"Monica is 8, going on 19!"
"The views are ENLIGHTENING." She always Lived & Loved Life.
While we deal with her loss, again we must all celebrate. That is what she would want. Also, we can all celebrate this:
Her and our dad were together in marriage for over 63 years;
They were apart this last year after he passed;
Now, they are together again for Eternity!
Now THAT'S CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION!

Colleen & Michael Ross

September 3, 2019

Dear Helen many thanks for the many years of friendship, all the happy memories and wonderful times we spent with you and Bob. The laughter and wonderful days and days of non-stop talking and memorable holidays. May you rest in peace and rise in glory, we will meet again.

Love to all the family and you are in our prayers.

Colleen.

Peggy Wilcox-Kerr

August 30, 2019

Bob and Helen, and Van and I , enjoyed over 65 years of friendship. The many memories made in those years are endless. I will tell you a story which goes back to near the beginning. On July 4th, 1954, Van asked me to be his wife. Excited to share my acceptance of his proposal, Van contacted Bob.

When Bob heard Van’s story, he immediately called Helen, and asked her if she would marry him. Helen’s reply to Bob’s proposal was, “ Over the PHONE?”

Helen once sent me the following, author unknown, “ I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”

May she rest in peace. Her friend, Peggy Wilcox Kerr

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