We all morn this great loss of our dear Helen Ann. She was a woman of great courage and love. If you knew her you loved her and she loved you back. This past year has been a year that certainly showed the courage of a women who had much faith and hope in prayer and her God. She took on this cancer with a fight and never gave up hope. But she also knew that she might not win this battle and she was ready for that also. Her faith in God and prayer is what gave her the fight to face this battle each day. Knowing that her family and friends lifted her up each day in prayer gave her such strength. She was so thankful for all of you.
Even when she found out that she had cancer she didn't think only of herself, she thought of others. Her doctor told her of a study they were doing on her kind of cancer and asked her if she like to be part of the study, because by being in the study they could learn new things about this cancer and how it might help her or others down the road. Without hesitation she said “sign me up”. The last thing she said to her doctor was “Well Dr. the study might not of help me, but I hope what you learned in my case will help others in the future”…...that's our Helen Ann….!!!
Helen Ann was a woman who cared for others. Family was so important to her, her immediate family, Glen, her husband, daughter Wendy Ann, step-daughter Tammy and husband Ed, step-son Allen and wife Wendy and grandson Karston. She had two brothers Edward and William Mazewski, three nieces, three nephews and one great nephews. Her parents were Eleanor Ann (Wright) and Edward John Mazewski. She came from a large family with many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Whether it was through marriage or blood family, senior center family, Avon family or her dog show family, family was everything to her. It was a very overwhelming and sad day for her when she was younger and lost her first child, her baby girl at birth. A few years back Helen Ann and Glen started a new family, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel fur babies. Anyone who knew Helen Ann knew about her fur babies. These dogs became a very big part of her and Glen's life and certainly have given them many joyful memories through the dog shows and everyday living.
Music was a big part of Helen Ann's life also. She loved Motown Music and dancing. Of those of you who can remember this dance, she loved to do the mashed potatoes and she could of won an award for doing it the best. One of her favorite songs by Louis Armstrong was “What a Wonderful World”. One line of the song says “I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do…...they're really saying I Love You.” That's how Helen Ann saw life ….. saying I LOVE YOU…! So in the days ahead may you find comfort in memories of her and pass on the love as you shake someone's hand or give them a hug. She also was a woman who loved the outdoors and adventure. She loved her home and made it beautiful with her landscaping and even got great joy out of just pulling weeds.
For 19 years Glen and Helen had their yearly Christmas Party. It was open to everyone and it was always a happy celebration. Christmas was her favorite time of the year and their home was so warm and inviting and decorated beautifully. She would take off a week from work just to get everything ready. The tree each year was from floor to ceiling and decorated perfect. All the little touches came together and invited you into a warm and loving home.
So as we say good bye to Helen Ann may these memories give you comfort and ease the pain of this great loss.
A Memorial Service will take place 1:00 pm, Friday, July 6, 2018 , at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com.