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Mrs. Helen Miller, age 77, of Dimondale, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. The daughter of Robert & Margaret (Bruce) McCord, she was born on Dec. 12, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

For almost 30 years she worked as an account analyst at the State Employees Credit Union in Lansing and had been active in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority as well as the State Employee Retirees Club. An avid reader, Helen also enjoyed attending theater events at the Wharton Center, but found her greatest joy in bringing together her family especially to celebrate the holidays.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert McCord; her step-father, John Sorensen; her mother, Margaret Sorensen; a sister, Margaret Keech; and a nephew, William Keech.

Surviving are her children, Julie (Michael) Braun of Grand Ledge, Scott Miller of Trufant, and Sheila Davies of Lutz, Florida; her childrens father, Kenneth H. Miller of Trufant; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Shannon) Bathrick, Nicole (Mark) Mule, Melissa (Jim) Brown, Heather (Craig) Campbell, Wesley Davies, Ken (Anne) Miller, and Kristin Braun; eight great grandchildren, Isaiah, Noah, Mariah, Carter, Mason, Emilee, Skylar, and Atticus; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Monday from 2-3 p.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Joel Heron will officiate and burial will take place privately in Trufant Cemetery.

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  1. Anonymous on July 21, 2010 at 12:00 am


    07/27/2010 –

    Jennifer Bathrick (Miller)

    I will absolutely, positively, never forget my Bom Bom.
    I remember the Christmas my dad had the license plate made “Bom Bom” she smiled and drove around with it proud! am the first grandchild and spent a lot of time with her.
    I remember cooking “goulash” I remember both of us sitting in “our” chair! I remember being so sad when we both couldn’t sit in the same chair any more! The list could go on.
    You will still be alive through my heart. I will never stop crying, laughing or smiling about you.
    I have learned a lot from you and will continue the same stories to my children.
    I love you my Bom Bom! I will miss you. Rest in peace and I will see you again!

    07/26/2010 –

    Michael Braun

    Helen was not just my mother-in-law, but a friend. I am proud to have been a part of her life. I will cherish the family gatherings (the dish passing, rubber band fights, ect) that we had so many years at her house, taking her to her favorite restaurant (Outback) and taking her to family gatherings. She was a woman of great strength, love, compassion and thoughfulness. I will miss her dearly, but will remember her always.
    Your Mike

    07/25/2010 –

    Sue Flynn

    I will always remember Helen with that wonderful smile on her face. We worked together at State Employees Credit Union for many years…so sorry to hear this news. Bless you all.

    07/25/2010 –

    Kenneth S. Miller

    I wish heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I’ll never part. God has you in his arms… I have you in my heart!

    07/24/2010 –

    Kristin Braun

    I watched Grandma fight so hard for so long with tremendous strength and courage, but God decided she was ready for her wings. Although we will miss her presence we must be selfless and let her go. Like an angel she will warm us with her wings and we will forever hold her in our hearts.
    Grandma you have loved, been loved and will continue to be loved, for you are not truly gone until the last person that knew you is.

    07/24/2010 –

    Melissa H Brown

    I will miss my grandma (a.k.a.Bom Bom) so much. She loved telling me how afraid she was of me as a toddler because whenever she was standing at her counter I would sneak up behind her to pinch her butt and legs! She would always say “it HURT! And you thought it was so funny!” My sisters and I loved going to stay with her because not only did we love her cooking, she would rent scary movies to watch with us! The only problem with that was we would fight over who would be the one to sleep next to her that night! Then of course we all ended up squished in her bed together.
    There are so many fun and happy memories that I could write a book. I am blessed to have had her as my bom bom. What a wonderful influence to have had while growing up. She has showed us all how to be strong, loving, and confident. I love you BomBom and I hope that you will be up there watching over me and my family. I will see you again some day.

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