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Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary & Cemetery

800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV

OBITUARY

Harry William Helfrich

January 27, 1934July 22, 2019
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Harry W. Helfrich 85, a resident of Boulder City for 31 years, passed away July 22, 2019. Harry was born on January 27, 1934 to William and Stella Helfrich of Verona, PA. Harry moved to California in 1958 and found work at the GM plant in Van Nuys, where he worked for 5 years. On March 12, 1960 Harry married his beloved Judy at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, they were married for 50 wonderful years until her passing in 2010. Harry began his career at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in 1963, a job that would eventually bring him to Boulder City in 1988; he retired from the city of LA in 1995 with32 years service. After moving to Boulder City, Harry was heavily involved with the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club and was elected president of the club in 1994, a volunteer position he help until his passing. He consistently worked along with others on the improvement and expansion of the range. Harry was a Freemason and Zelzah Shriner, he belonged to the Old West Lodge in CA and the Boulder City Lodge in NV. Harry participated in several community events including cooking dinners at the lodge and participating in parades driving his mini car. Harry was a very kind hearted man, willing to lend a hand or offer assistance when needed; he loved his family, friends and neighbors. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather. Harry was preceded in death by his wife Judy (2010) and sister Mary Smart (2017). He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William and Yolanda Helfrich of CA; sisters, Virginia Young (Ollie, deceased) of TX, Thelma Taylor (Harold, deceased) of OH, and Barbara Armel (Keith, deceased) of VA; brother, John Helfrich (Carol, deceased) of TX and brother-in-law, Don Smart (Mary, deceased) of MT. In addition Harry had 5 grandchildren, Harry, Michael, Adam, Amanda, Jessica and 11 great-grandchildren who loved him dearly. Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. on Monday, August 5. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, both at Palm Mortuary, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Reception Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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Harry W. Helfrich

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Harry (center) age 2 with sisters Virginia & Thelma

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Service photo PFC 187th Airborne Division (Army), served in the Korean war, achieved the rank of CPL

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Harry on his 1949 Harley circa 1954-56

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Harry holding Baby boy Bill 1964

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With Bill Grant working at the gun range

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Installing fence posts at the range

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Just chilling in the pool

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With Joe Israel at the range

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with brother and sisters at a family reunion 2012, front L-R Virginia, Thelma, rear John, Barbara, Mary, Harry

FROM THE FAMILY

Harry W. Helfrich

FROM THE FAMILY

Harry (center) age 2 with sisters Virginia & Thelma

FROM THE FAMILY

Service photo PFC 187th Airborne Division (Army), served in the Korean war, achieved the rank of CPL

FROM THE FAMILY

Harry on his 1949 Harley circa 1954-56

FROM THE FAMILY

Harry holding Baby boy Bill 1964

FROM THE FAMILY

With Bill Grant working at the gun range

FROM THE FAMILY

Installing fence posts at the range

FROM THE FAMILY

Just chilling in the pool

FROM THE FAMILY

With Joe Israel at the range

FROM THE FAMILY

with brother and sisters at a family reunion 2012, front L-R Virginia, Thelma, rear John, Barbara, Mary, Harry

Biography

Harry W. Helfrich 85, a resident of Boulder City for 31 years, passed away July 22, 2019. Harry was born on January 27, 1934 to William and Stella Helfrich of Verona, PA. Harry moved to California in 1958 and found work at the GM plant in Van Nuys, where he worked for 5 years. On March 12, 1960 Harry married his beloved Judy at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, they were married for 50 wonderful years until her passing in 2010. Harry began his career at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in 1963, a job that would eventually bring him to Boulder City in 1988; he retired from the city of LA in 1995 with32 years service. After moving to Boulder City, Harry was heavily involved with the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club and was elected president of the club in 1994, a volunteer position he help until his passing. He consistently worked along with others on the improvement and expansion of the range. Harry was a Freemason and Zelzah Shriner, he belonged to the Old West Lodge in CA and the Boulder City Lodge in NV. Harry participated in several community events including cooking dinners at the lodge and participating in parades driving his mini car. Harry was a very kind hearted man, willing to lend a hand or offer assistance when needed; he loved his family, friends and neighbors. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather. Harry was preceded in death by his wife Judy (2010) and sister Mary Smart (2017). He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William and Yolanda Helfrich of CA; sisters, Virginia Young (Ollie, deceased) of TX, Thelma Taylor (Harold, deceased) of OH, and Barbara Armel (Keith, deceased) of VA; brother, John Helfrich (Carol, deceased) of TX and brother-in-law, Don Smart (Mary, deceased) of MT. In addition Harry had 5 grandchildren, Harry, Michael, Adam, Amanda, Jessica and 11 great-grandchildren who loved him dearly. Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. on Monday, August 5. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, both at Palm Mortuary, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015.