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Helen Claverie

February 18, 1918 — October 25, 2009

Helen Lee Claverie 2-18-1918 to 10-25-2009 Helen was born February 18, 1918 to Olaus and Bertha Lee in Barron , Wisconsin . She spent her early years on a dairy farm outside of Barron. When she was 19, she moved with her family to Oregon where she met and married Charles Wentworth, father of her twin daughters, Janet and Jean. She relocated to California in 1950 with her daughters and worked for Sacramento Valley Insurance Agency for many years as a claims representative. In 1967, she married Leon Claverie and moved to Martinez , California . Helen and Leon enjoyed 28 happy years together before he passed away in 1995. After his death, she moved to Davis, California, to be closer to her daughter and family. Helen enjoyed gardening, reading, decorating her home, and traveling. She had an irreverent sense of humor and knew how to enjoy life. She will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Collins (Steve), two grandchildren, Jeff Weigt of Woodland, CA, and Jill Weigt (Reinhard Schlassa) of San Marcos, CA, and four great-grandchildren, Alec Weigt, Ryan Weigt, Soren Schlassa and Deklyn Schlassa. In addition to her husband, Leon Claverie, Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Jean Wentworth, brothers, Clarence, Irvin, Norman and Lloyd Lee and sister, Ruth Kolb. There will be an open celebration of her life at 1:30 p.m. on November 8, 2009, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Steve Collins. Please call 530-756-3127 for directions. Wiscombe Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association or Yolo Hospice.


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