Helen Pearl Gould, age 93 of Laurel, Nebraska died on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Logan Center United Methodist Church in Laurel with the Rev. Isaac Chua and Rev. Hank Roso officiating. Burial will be at the Laurel Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel, NE. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, at church, one hour prior to services.
Pallbearers will be Brian Gould, Brett Gould, Dawson Gould, Chase Maier, Bob Dempster, and Bob Grosvenor.
Honorary Pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews.
Helen Pearl Gould was born on August 13, 1925 at Laurel, Nebraska to Albert and Lucille Thompson. She attended rural school at Logan Center District #20 and then graduated from Laurel High school. During High School she won a typing contest at Norfolk, Nebraska - typing 140 words a minute on a manual typewriter. After high school, she moved to Minneapolis, MN and worked for a while as a secretary at Montgomery Wards. Upon returning to Laurel, Helen married Howard Gould on April 27, 1950 at the Logan Center church. They had three sons, Daniel, Keith, and Arlin.
As a child receiving Christ as her Lord and Savior, it was Helens desire to be a missionary for the Lord and she was that wherever she went. She taught Sunday school & children's church for many years, Vacation Bible School in the summer and helped in the Logan Center Christmas program - making cellophane colored filters over the spotlights for special effects - of which some kids still asked her about years later. Helen enjoyed teaching Ladies Bible Study groups in the local area in her later years. A vacation highlight was attending Midwest Bible Camp at Watertown, SD for their annual week-long camp. Helen also appreciated much of the Christian programming on TV and radio, supporting many causes proclaiming the gospel.
Her hobbies included stamp collecting and she really enjoyed working crossword puzzles.
Helen is survived by her three sons, Daniel Gould of Laurel, son Keith Gould of Laurel, Arlin (Toni) Gould of Laurel; Keith's children - son Brian (Amy) - their children Danica, Leah, and Easton - son Brett of Laurel - daughter Kacie (Chase) Maier of Creighton and their children Boone & Cooper; Arlin & Toni's children - Cheyenne of Chadron, NE and Dawson of Laurel; Helen's brother Marvin (Joyce) Thompson of Lincoln, NE; two sisters Arlys (Roger) Withee of Phoenix, AZ, Dorothy Kvols of Bellvue, CO.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband Howard Gould; a daughter-in-law Noreen Gould; two brothers Dale and Jim Thompson.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Remembering you and your family in this time of sorrow and wishing you comfort and peace
Pac N Save
Dear Family of Helen,
I first met Helen 37 years ago at Midwest Bible Camp. One of the highlights of every year was returning to camp and spending time with Helen, her sons, and her grandchildren. Aside from all of the adventures with Dan in the Philippines, and chasing Dawson and Kacie around camp, it was the true spirit of Christ I saw in her that spilled out onto the rest of the family. The missionary passion in your family to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a heritage that endures into the next generation. It has impacted hundreds and thousands of lives across the globe. The passion for missions has sent you out into your part of the world as lights of God's grace, and when you can't go, your generous hearts make it possible for others to go. This ongoing legacy of love for Jesus is a testimony to the Christ-like character of Helen. So carry on. Helen is secureand satisfied in the arms of her Savior. Carry on.
Pastor John van Gorkom
Toni, Arlin,& family We are so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. Prayers for you and your family.
God Bless Dave & Diane Johnson
I remember sending her personalized Christmas cards when my boys were much younger. She always, seemed to enjoy them, and always replied. She will be missed by many I am sure. My sincerest condolences for the family, God Bless.
Brother Dan, Keith, Arlin and family. My most heartfelt condolences on your moms passing to be with the Lord Jesus. She was no small influence on so many people with her teaching and encouragement to others in their daily walk on this good earth. Surely she rejoices, having heard the Lord say directly to her, "Well done thou good and Faithful servant. Enter into my rest." O happy day when we will meet at that banqueting table!
May the peace and joy of knowing Christ as Lord and Saviour comfort you all in the days ahead. Helen was and is such an encouragement to me. God bless you and keep you.
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