Helena Louise Stuart 1923 - 2009 Arizona
Paid family tribute
Mesa, Ariz. — Funeral services for Helena Louise Stuart, 85, Arizona, were July 11 in Mesa. Her ashes will be returned to Minnesota.
Mrs. Stuart died Sunday, July 5, 2009, in Mesa.
She was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Lake Benton, Minn., the daughter of Herbert and Josephine Sprink. She attended school in Lake Benton and teacher training in Ivanhoe, Minn. She taught in rural schools for several years.
She moved to Mankato, Minn., where she attended Mankato State College, graduating in 1959. She moved to Lawrence, Kan., and received her master’s degree in German from Kansas University. She taught German for many years at Lawrence High School and retired in 1986. In 1987, she moved to Arizona to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.
Mrs. Stuart was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She served for many years as church librarian and was active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She had also been active in East Valley Friends & Neighbors and New Frontiers for Learning and volunteered at Mesa Southwest Museum. She enjoyed learning about Germany and anything German, music, books and cats.
She married Walter Holz in 1946. He died in 1955. She married H.C. Stuart in 1975. He also preceded her in death. She married Ralph Marti in 2004. He survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Paula Holz Slater and husband Gary, Mesa; two sisters, Ruth Meyer, Ivanhoe, Minn., and Barbara Heyl, Pipestone, Minn.; a brother, Robert Sprink, Rockledge, Fla.; three grandchildren, Evan, Melissa and Carlyn; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006 or to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 807 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203.
This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.