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OBITUARY

Helen Marie Casum

March 1, 1925July 15, 2020

Helen Marie Casum was born in Marshall, Minnesota on March 1, 1925 and passed away on July 15, 2020 in Huntington Beach, California. She was 95 years old.

Helen was the only child of Leo and Margaret Steffin. Helen's friends called her "Steffy.”

As a young girl Steffy was involved in many activities that kept her busy. She was an avid swimmer, she loved the water; she was involved in the Girl Scouts, school plays, marching band, where she played the clarinet, and cheerleading. After high school she attended business college in St. Paul, Minnesota. After graduating from business college, she left Marshall with her friend Shirley and they drove to Hollywood, California where she lived in a small one bedroom apartment she shared with 5 girls behind Grauman’s Chinese theatre. Steffy worked as a secretary for a prominent psychiatrist in Beverly Hills, California.

Steffy met the love of her life, Robert Casum, on a trip to Catalina. She was married to Robert on August 6, 1949. They welcomed their first child, Cassandra, in August of 1950. Their second child, Bobby, was born in March, 1953.

Steffy worked for Safeco insurance as a policy typist for fifteen years. Steffy also enjoyed being part of a bowling team with her girlfriends. After retiring from Safeco, she volunteered at FV Hospital for ten years. Steffy was also a member of the Orange County arthritis association where she had many friends. Steffy enjoyed her membership in the Orange County performing arts center where she often attended the opera with her dear friend Helen.

Steffy traveled the world with her husband Robert and had many adventures. Helen and Robert were married for 56 years before Robert passed away in 2005.

One of Steffy's favorite adventures was riding on an elephant. She loved to going to Las Vegas; it was one of her favorite vacation spots. Steffy enjoyed going to the Fountain Valley senior center every Tuesday where she would enjoy the company of her friends. She always looked forward to the special events they had during the holidays.

Steffy loved her cars; she fancied Cadillacs and had many throughout her life. The last Cadillac she had, she named “Diamond Lilly.”

Steffy made many friends: she was beautiful, happy and very positive. Everyone loved being around her, she was a bright light . She will be deeply missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to know and love her.

Steffy's mission statement consisted of the 3 s's: Suffer, sacrifice, and save=success.

Steffy had four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She loved being with her family. She had a very happy long life. Steffy is survived but her son Bob and his wife Cyndi, daughter Cassandra and her husband Freddy, her grandchildren Jeremy & his wife Valerie, Sabrina, and Catie, and her two great-grandchildren, Drake and Gavin. She will remain forever in our hearts.

Funeral services are private.

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Mary Nyaga

July 23, 2020

Hellen, you was a strong woman.
Even the time you was so weak in bed & you happen to hear your family voices, you was trying to open your eyes & hold someone's hand.
May your soul rest in peace .

Sabrina Campagna

July 23, 2020

Grandma,

You were a ray of light for everyone who met you. You were an amazing person and words can not even describe how much I will miss you. I will miss your cards, looking at your Ronald Regan and Trump memorabilia collection, the descriptions of your old pictures of our ancestors and how our family came on the mayflower, and how you said “I lived in Hollywood but never went Hollywood”, all the stories of how you lived in a tiny apartment with all your girlfriends, your lessons, all the times you told me that you were proud of me because of work and your early calls on my birthday to remind me the exact time I was born. You have inspired me so much with all my values, work ethic, the music I listen to, the way I curl my hair and how I want to be if I can make it to your age.

Thank you for always caring for our family and spreading love to everyone you met. I feel like I lost a part of myself when you exited this world because I felt so much alike with you.

I love you grandma I’ll see you one day again. Thank you for giving me my mom and uncle and the family I have today.

Love,

Sabrina Campagna

Juliet Whitehurst

July 22, 2020

Steffy,

I remember you as always being very kind and having a smile and laughing. You always were very sweet to me. You were so vibrant and full of life. It was an honor and pleasure to have known you. You will be missed by many. I know at sometime we will meet again.

Juliet Whitehurst

JUDY Santiago

July 22, 2020

Steffy was always a positive person. I will miss her cards and our phone calls. May steffy Rest In peace.💖🙏🏼💖 Love, Judy Santiago

Kimberly Dobin-Campo

July 22, 2020

Beautiful Steffy -
I am going to miss seeing you at the barn and hearing your amazing stories of your life. I really enjoyed laughing at life’s silliness and all the wisdom you shared with me while you were out at the stables. Your are a true inspiration and I’m so blessed I got to spend even the little bit of time with you as I did.
Forever Beautiful, forever and always Full of Love , laughter , and life. I will miss Our little chats and the bight light you carried with you and shared with all who were lucky to know you.
With so much Love I send to you always, Kimberly and Hunter Campo

Federico (Freddy) Campagna

July 21, 2020

Dear Mom,

You may not be my biological mother but the loss I feel today is as real as if I lost my real mother for a second time. We have had many good times on cruises and other trips that we shared together. I loved how you referred to me as son number 1.5 instead of 2. Well, you were also my mom 1.5! May God embrace you upon your arrival and comfort you at the end of your long journey. At last an angel on earth has arrived!!
I will miss you immensely mom!

Your loving son.

Freddy

Cassandra Campagna

July 21, 2020

Dearest Mother,
I loved you so much please do not leave me but I know you must. I will see you someday my dear Angel you were the light of my life and very beautiful inside and out. You were loved by everyone you were a shining star and so loved and adored by your son number 1 and a half. Federico and grandaughter Sabrina Anna-Marie. I miss you with all my heart. God Bless You and Rest In Peace my precious Mother. I will love you for eternity❤️

Stephen Whitehurst

July 20, 2020

Steffie was one of the most positive people I've had the pleasure to know.She was an inspiration to me for her undaunted optimism about life.She was one of those people who you wish you could clone and put inside a special place in your heart to be called upon like
a Genie of good will when times were tough.She was an inspiration to me shedding the light of her warm words and beautiful smiles to brighten up the coldest of days.Im sure Heaven is a better place now that she is there .When I think of her it fills me with kind thoughts and happy memories.She is forever kept in the secret place of my heart along whith thise other loved ones lost along life's path to destiny.
Steffie we love you and you will forever be living in all of our hearts.Thank you for all of the love that you shared over all the years.You are really Home now no more sorrow no more tears.

Cathy Barton

July 20, 2020

I was fortunate to have known Steffy through my very good friends Bob And Cyndi. It wasn’t often that I saw her but boy when I did, she had my attention. I enjoyed talking with her and being around her. I admired how she presented herself from head to toe with such stunning beauty. Listening to her stories, hearing about her vacations, and doting on how much she loved her family was so inspiring. As she aged I would tell her I wanted to be like her at her age. She would chuckle. 95 beautiful years on this earth, she has much for us all to celebrate. Steffy was a wonderful kind lady and I was blessed to know her. Rest In Peace and in the beauty of heaven. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

Robert Casum

July 20, 2020

I remember following my mom in my yellow peddle car door to door when she was doing her March of dime drive when we lived in Downey ca

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