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Helen Anderson

On January 12, 2021 Helen Marie (Jensen) Anderson passed away in her home in Frannie, Wy surrounded by her loved ones.

Helen was born on January 12, 1926 to Hans Christian and Dorothy Irene Jensen in Omaha, Nebraska.

The family moved to the Casper area where Helen went to school until meeting and marrying Albert Kelsey and the welcomed 2 beautiful children Peggy Marie and Colin Kelly (Bud) until their divorce.

In 1946 she met and married Elmer Ernest (Andy) Anderson. They welcomed 4 beautiful children Rita Susan, Monte Allen, Sherry Lynn and Patricia Rae. In 1967 they moved to Midwest, Wy where Helen would work as a postal clerk and a cook at the local truck stop.

fter Andy’s death and Helen’s retirement she moved in with her daughter Peggy and their loyal companion Sugar. After Peggy’s death she moved in next to her son in Limon, Co. Helen again moved back to Midwest and lived next to her oldest granddaughter. When Pat was able to retire she asked her mother to move with her to Frannie, Wy to be close to three of her children.

Helen was always wanting to help people and took many in during her years in Midwest. She loved crafting, crocheting, sketching and painting. Helen loved spending time with her friends on craft day. 

Helen was proceeded in death by her parents Hans and Dorothy Jensen, brothers Duke, Raymond, Bus and Donald Jensen, daughter Peggy Marie Reychler, two grandsons Shawn Sjolin and Kurt Kelsey, 1 great grandson Dane Kelsey, her longtime companion Ray McCoy and just recently her loyal dog Sugar.

Helen is survived by her brother Gene (Betsy) Jensen of Powell, Wy., sons Bud (Betty) Kelsey of Frannie, Wy., and Monte (Ilona) Anderson of Lymon, NE., daughters Rita (Roger) Rosencranz of Bentonville, AR., Sherry (Bryant) Wedin of Frannie, WY., and Patricia of Frannie, WY. Grand children Paula (Guy) Chapman of Midwest, WY., Craig (Chris) Sjolin of Brighton, CO., Larry (Erin) Sjolin of Casper, WY., Kevin Kelsey of El Cajon, CA., Kristi (Jon) Hurley of Brighton, CO., Paul (Nicki) Bain of Casper, WY., Jeremy (Carli) Rosencranz of Bentonville. AR., Brian (Shannon) Rosencranz of Colsemial, TX., Mark (Autumn) Anderson of Weatherford, TX., Melanie  Anderson of Azle, TX., Dawn (Colin) Sullivan Waller of Seattle, WA., Dennis (Megan) Sullivan of Santa Ana, CA., and 30 great children and 3 great great grandchildren.


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We are truly so sorry for your loss, she was an amazing person, I would have love to have had her for my mother, she had so much knowledge, I hope God knows he just got the sweetest angel he could ever had in his flock, R.I.P. Love you Helen and Larry

Helen and Larry Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

Pat, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mother. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Hugs and prayers headed your way. May she rest in paradise with the angels now.

Teresa D'Adamo Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

To The Family of Helen. I'm sorry for your loss. It was an honor for me to meet your Mom and share our great crafting days. She was always willing try anything and had seemed to have fun doing so. She will be missed. Love, Marsha and Family.

Marsha Emmons Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM