Helen  Purcell

Helen Grant Purcell, 93, of Ammon, passed away March 15, 2019, at her daughter's home in Goshen. She was under the care of Aspen Home Health and Hospice. Helen was born January 19, 1926, in Taylor, Idaho, to Clarence Edwin Grant and Mary Lucille Longhurst Grant. She grew up and attended schools in Jameston, Dewey, and Osgood. She went to high school in Ammon until her senior year, graduating from Idaho Falls High School. On November 14, 1946, she married Mark Hubert Purcell in the Idaho Falls Temple. They were the parents of six children, Marcele, Terry, Merralee, Blake, Natillie, and Darlou. Helen and Mark made their home in Ammon where they farmed and operated a dairy. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings throughout her lifetime. Her favorite calling was Primary President where she served five years. She loved gardening and flowers, reading and sewing. She was also an excellent cook. Her family was the most important thing to her. Helen is survived by her daughter, Marcele (Harold) Tanner of Goshen, ID; daughter, Merralee (Barlow) Cook of Goshen, ID; son, Blake (Diana) Purcell of Blackfoot, ID; daughter, Natillie (Mark) Vos of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; daughter, Darlou (Nathan) Gams of Amherst, NH; daughter-in-law, Kristine Purcell of Ammon, ID; 26 grandchildren and 69 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Terry Purcell, grandsons, Jayson Purcell and Devin Cook, and great grandson, Brody Purcell. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3000 Central Avenue, with Bishop Renn Christensen officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be in the Ammon Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com. Helen 1/19/1926 - 3/15/2019Purcell

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