Helene Beaver – wife, mother, grandmother – died on September 11 at age 82, after a long bout with a lung disease.
A longtime resident of Santa Barbara, Helene was a World War II refugee who immigrated to the U.S. in 1951.
She was an active volunteer in our community for many years: she served on the Santa Barbara City Council and was foreman of the County Grand Jury, and was also president of the Santa Barbara Symphony, the Santa Barbara Cancer Center, the Downtown Organization, the county Red Cross, the Junior League, the Mission Canyon Association, and several other organizations.
Helene greatly missed her husband Jerry after his death in 2018, but enjoyed time with her sons David (Renee), Philip (Kim) and John (Candace), and her grandchildren: Elaine, Elizabeth, Lauren, Rachel, Anna, and Alexander.
Private family services will be held. Donations in Helene’s name may be sent to the Santa Barbara Symphony, or a charity of the donor’s choice.