September 30, 1933 – May 31, 2019
Helen Mattson, 85, gladly departed this earth into the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, May 31, 2019. From January until May, Helen was lovingly cared for at Shenandoah Senior Living in Front Royal Virginia, where she passed on peacefully in the presence of her son, Roy, and his wife, Tammy. Helen was born September 30, 1933 in Sandefjord, Norway to Halvor and Olga Holtskog. Her husband of 58 years, Daniel Mattson, preceded her to heaven in January, 2012. Helen is survived by her three sons, Roy, Glenn and Bruce and their families, including 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, as well as an “adopted” son Dan Taylor. Helen and Dan considered Colorado home; they loved the mountains and lived in Colorado Springs nearly 50 years. Helen led a fulfilling life as a mother, sister, wife, and friend. She loved knitting, reading, playing numerous games, serving at 1st Presbyterian Church, and was the consummate hostess. Helen was a charter member of the Colorado Springs Sons of Norway, but was very proud to be an American. Helen’s home always attracted company; she made great meals, encouraged games, and supplied wonderful Norwegian coffee cake and cinnamon rolls. She loved teaching preschool and her investment in the lives of family, friends, and children is an eternal legacy. Her family and friends will celebrate her life at 1st Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Care Net at www.care-net.org. Fond memories and condolences of Helen may be offered to the Mattson family through clore-english.com. The Mattson family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.
- Care Net
Celebration of Life
1st Presbyerian Church of Colorado Springs
June 7, 2019
The worst part of our lives here at Shenandoah Senior Living are saying goodbye to our loved ones who are our Residents. We know that Helen has gone on in faith so we are just going to say 'see you later'. We will miss her every day until then.
Helen's family's devotion makes her shine so bright in heaven.
Much love from the Shenandoah Senior Living team.