Helen Roos Walker

Date of Birth

September 15, 1943

Date of Death

March 15, 2018

Sweet Helen was born in Chicago and grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. Raised by beloved parents and two sisters, Helen spent cherished summers of her youth at beautiful Lake George in upstate New York. She came out west to attend college and graduated from USC.

She became a devoted wife to two husbands and had one son each from these two marriages.

Helen loved the arts, theater, music and film and was inspired by all that is beautiful and creative.

Ever kind, compassionate, loving and gentle Helen was a true blessing to those who knew her and to the many lives that she touched. Her cheer and happiness was elevating and edifying to be near to. She had a great sense of humor and a large, booming laugh that made times a true joy for those around her.

Helen was a very talented crochet artist and cook. She was truly outstanding and had a special touch in creating a dinner or holiday party in her homes in both Los Angeles and Santa Ynez. She loved spending time with animals and the cats and dogs and horses throughout her life were always attracted to her and wanted to be close to her special loving energy.

Helen’s sense of caring and generosity extended to many areas including environmental issues, animal welfare, the injured, the war-injured, the underprivileged and anyone she knew who ever took a hard blow in life. Her caring, thoughtfulness, and kind actions for others built up over a lifetime is truly extraordinary.

Helen both endured and overcame disappointing or unfortunate events in her life with remarkable fortitude and grace. To know this and to see this in her life was to love her and also be encouraged inside oneself.

To say that Helen was a sweet person, a loving person, and a truly good person cannot be overstated enough.

We are shocked, crushed, and saddened by your departure. We hope you are doing freely and peacefully in your spirit’s home. Something tells us that you are, you lovely woman, you daughter of selflessness.

You will be missed, thought of, remembered, and honored in our thoughts and in our hearts for the rest of our lives. For all the people and lives you’ve touched, thank you for your remarkable and special quality that you brought. The world is not as sweet a place without you here in it.


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