Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel

329 S Plymouth Ave, New Plymouth, ID


Helen Marie Deusen-White

February 25, 1924August 31, 2019

Helen Marie Deusen-White, age 95, of New Plymouth passed away on August 31st 2019 in the comfort of her home. Services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, September 6th at Plymouth Congregational Church, New Plymouth. Burial will follow at Park View Cemetery, New Plymouth.

Helen was born February 25th 1924 to Paul and Cora Deusen in New Plymouth Idaho, joining sisters Emma and Mary; just a fourth of a mile from where she lived her life. She joined the Plymouth Congregational Church at age two and attended New Plymouth schools; where she enjoyed playing basketball and making life-long friends graduating in 1942. Floyd White came into her life during high school and they were married on March 14th 1942. Helen went to be a mechanic at Galena Air Force base in Spokane Washington while Floyd was away in WWII.

Upon his return they shared so many great memories dancing, camping and entertaining friends and family at their home. They raised three daughters LeAnna, Rayne and Cindy. Helen was known for being an independent and strong woman; she worked at the Fruitland Cannery and as a grocery clerk while raising her daughters. She retired in 1977 and enjoyed traveling, gardening and living at her home in the country. She was a charter member of the Ore-Ida Wheelers Good Sam Club.

She is survived by her sister Mary Ziegler; her daughters Rayne Codr and Cindy (Allen) Blevins; son-in-law Al York; her grandchildren David Hooper, Pam Hooper, Starla Donoho, Craig Codr, Curt Codr, Brad Codr, Nicole Lebsack and Mandy Pascale; 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren along with nieces and nephews from the Linder, Ziegler, White, Tucker, Marteney, and Provost families.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 61 years, daughter LeAnna York, son in law Robert Codr and sister Emma Linder.

Thank you to Celia Leyva, Heart ‘n Home Hospice and Happiest at Home for the loving care of Helen in her final days.

Memorials may be made to Plymouth Congregational Church and New Plymouth Senior Center, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Chapel P.O. Box 730 Payette Idaho 83661.


  • Floyd Leroy White, Husband (deceased)
  • Paul Deusen, Father (deceased)
  • Cora (Ehfe) Deusen, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary (Deusen) Ziegler, Sister
  • Emma (Deusen) Linder, Sister (deceased)
  • LeAnna (White) York, Daughter (deceased)
  • Rayne (White) Codr, Daughter
  • Robert Codr, Son in law (deceased)
  • Cindy (White) Blevins, Daughter
  • Allen Blevins, Son in law
  • David Hooper, Grandson
  • Pam Hooper, Granddaughter
  • Starla Donoho, Granddaughter
  • Craig Codr, Grandson
  • Curt Codr, Grandson
  • Brad Codr, Grandson
  • Nicole (Blevins) Lebsack, Granddaughter
  • Mandy (Blevins) Pascale, Granddaughter
  • 15 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; along with nieces and nephews from the Linder, Ziegler, White, Tucker, Marteney and Provost families.

  • David Hooper, Active Bearer
  • Brad Codr, Active Bearer
  • Starla Donoho, Active Bearer
  • Craig Codr, Active Bearer
  • Nicole Lebsack, Active Bearer
  • Mandy Pascale, Active Bearer
  • Curt Codr, Active Bearer
  • Pamela Hooper, Active Bearer

  • Plymouth Congregational Church
  • New Plymouth Senior Center


  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019


Helen Marie Deusen-White

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Larry & Bobbie Hale

September 6, 2019

To all of you that are going thru the grief of losing a loved one.
Our Prayers go out to all of you. May God help you thru this hard time in your life !

Janice Weesner

September 4, 2019

I have very fond memories of swinging on the huge swing outside Aunt Helen’s house as a little girl. I used to love how long it took to swing from one side to the other. I also remember how Aunt Helen always had a mischievous twinkle in her eyes. My condolences to the family. May she Rest In Peace.