June 7, 1932 - January 11, 2020
Marva June Helquist returned to the arms of her eternal companion January 11, 2020. Marva Avery was married to Elman Helquist in the Manti Temple on December 4th 1952. She was preceded in death by her husband Elman Helquist and her son Bart Helquist. She is survived by her son Alex Helquist, (Cindy) and her daughters Vella Beck, (Ken) Carolyn McKenna, (Royal) Brenda Helquist and Pattie Buxton (Jon). Marva had a keen love of life, sharing her love of the gospel, painting and floral arrangements and adventures in the outdoors with all she knew. She is dancing again with Elman and her two angel granddaughters in the heavenly realms! Funeral services will be held January 17, 2020 at 12 PM at the West Jordan Utah Heritage Stake Center located at 7336 South 3200 West, West Jordan, Utah. A public viewing will be held from 11 AM to 12 PM. Memories can be shared at www.premierfuneral.com Marva loved LIFE! Marva liked to camp. Many weekends would find her and Elman at Box Creek, Fish Lake or the Otter Creek. Maple Grove, Pine Valley, Kent’s Lake, Duck Creek, Zions Park and Bryce Canyon were some of the places her sons and daughters and their children became familiar with thanks to her love of camping and traveling, Marva liked to dance. Elman and Marva had an incredible group of friends who they danced with regularly. They even volunteered to call some square dances for the youth. Marva loved the Book of Mormon and missionary work. She and Elman served two missions together, one in Alabama and one in San Antonio, Texas. But her missionary work did not stop with her mission. Many times, she would start talking to complete strangers about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This love of missionary work is shared by her posterity today. Marva loved art. Her house was adorned with the many paintings. Every Christmas she painted angels as gifts for her family and friends. Many of those angels can still be found in the homes of her children and grandchildren. She made a lot of baby blankets and many new babies were wrapped in these as they slept. Marva really loved going home to see her mom and dad in Venice. She is now in the arms of her eternal companion Elman, with her mom and dad and surrounded by family, painting clouds in the sky and dancing with the angels of heaven. And she is probably preparing to teach someone the gospel. She was loved greatly by those left behind and we look forward to the day we will meet again in heaven.
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