Updated: Feb 3, 2019
Helen was the daughter of Thomas D. Reese and his wife, Mary V. Rider. She married Arthur Figels in 1950 and was married to him 60 years until his death in 2010. She died last month on January 25, 2016, at the age of 85.
Thomas was the first cousin of my great-grandfather, John L. Reese. Thomas' parents were Wesley John Reese and Mary (Rider) Reese. Technically, Helen's relationship to me is 2nd cousin 2x removed. May her soul rest in peace until the day of resurrection. We offer our prayers and send our deepest condolences to her son, daughter, grandchildren, and other surviving friends and family.