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Helen E. Oates

November 12, 1939 ~ March 04, 2020

Helen E. Oates, formerly of Cheyenne, WY, passed away March 4, 2020 at her home in Sebastian, Florida.

Helen was born November 12, 1939 in Lusk, Wyoming to the late Howard H. and Lois V. Eikenberry.

Helen spent her life serving others through her various volunteer work as an EMT, Prison Chaplin, Big Fix Coordinator but her favorite work was with the VITA tax program. Mrs. Oates was a member of Crossroads Christian Fellowship in Sebastian.

She leaves her memories to be cherished by her children, Elizabeth (Nick) Lecher of Port St. Lucie, William (Sherry) Oates of Cheyenne & Barbara (Bo) Short of Sebastian; granddaughter, Taylor Oates of Cheyenne; grandsons, Seth Oates of Laramie, Derrick Ivey of Ft. Collins & Jackson (Madison) Ivey, South Hill, WA; brothers, William Eikenberry of Denver, Robert (Pat) Eikenberry of Wheatland and various nephews and a niece. She was predeceased by her husband, William John Oates, and twin brother, Howard (Linda) Eikenberry.

At the request of the family, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter

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Shirley Morgan

March 6, 2020, 6:54 pm

Dear Barbara and all your family
My heartfelt condolences to you all for the loss of your remarkable mother who was and still is so loved
by her family and friends. May she rest in peace with the Perpetual Light upon her. God bless. God comfort you in your grief .
Shirley Morgan

Cheryl Kirby

March 6, 2020, 8:07 pm

My deepest condolences to the family. I have many memories of her

Bobbi Johnson(ex-Kraft)

March 6, 2020, 8:25 pm

Im so sad to hear see of Helen’s passing. God bless her. I remember her very well at wwc in lusk wy. Rest in peace mrs Oates..

Kimberly ogren Dobson

March 6, 2020, 8:36 pm

Sending prayers to the family Kimberly ogren Dobson

Rita F Thompson

March 6, 2020, 8:49 pm

Loved Helen! We were neighbors with the Oates clan and all grew up together. She was always so welcoming to us and became a favorite friend mom! I am so sad for all of you. I am sure glad that she had such an amazing and long life! Something we can all hope for… sending love and light to all of you!

Mary and Jon Haacke

March 6, 2020, 9:19 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Helen was a lovely woman and will be missed.

Linda Short

March 7, 2020, 1:13 am

Aunt Helen was always a positive and enjoyable person loved by her husband, children and those whose lives she touched.
We have missed her presence in Wyoming, but pleased to know she was enjoying her daughters.
Blessings to you her precious children and grandchildren.

Sherri Keikilani

March 7, 2020, 2:14 am

Hi Barbara,
I’m so sorry. Thankful to have met your mom at the Sebatian River Art club during the holiday bazaar.
My thoughts go towards you & your family.
Sherri Keikilani

Ron Matthews

March 7, 2020, 7:04 am

Sending our sincere condolences and prayers, Helen was such a great person!

Kristine Robertson

March 8, 2020, 1:22 am

Sending thoughts and prayers many wonderful memories of Helen and the entire family thinking of you all I’m this difficult time!! Best neighbor we would have ever asked for growing up!!!

Barbara Starkel

March 8, 2020, 11:54 pm

I did not have the privilege of meeting your Mother but I see she was an amazing person just like you!!
Sorry for your loss,

Dixie Blaney

March 10, 2020, 9:22 pm

My sincere & deep condolences. I loved the time we worked together. Helen was a truly beautiful woman.

Betty Lewis

March 11, 2020, 5:38 am

Barbara, Bill, & Liz,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing. She was a great lady. She did love her dogs. I remember that big ole St. Bernard dog you had grown up. I pray for God to comfort you all during this season. God bless. Betty

Erin LeBlanc

March 12, 2020, 7:46 pm

All of us at the Laramie County Senior Activity Center and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) would like to give Helen Oates’s family our most sincere and deepest condolences.

Willy Wilcox

March 20, 2020, 4:13 pm

So sorry to hear of the passing of dear friend Helen. Her and I had many memorable ambulance runs together as fellow EMT’s.

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