LON QUIM HELM
August 12, 1921 to December 13, 1972
THE SELMA ENTERPRISE/THE FRESNO BEE
Lon Quim Helm, a farmer who had lived in Selma for 35 years, died December 13 in a Selma hospital. He was 51. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 16, in the Page Funeral Chapel with the Rev. L. D. Field of the Full Gospel Tabernacle officiating. Burial was in Floral Memorial Park. Mr. Helm was a native of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and came to California 35 years ago. He was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gladys N. Helm of Selma; two sons and three daughters; two brothers, Sam Helm and Melvin Helm of Selma; four sisters, Mesdames Ora Whittset of Van Nuys, Dorothy Cypert of Oregon, Billie Wilson of Kansas and Gertie Dietrich of Stockton; and five grandchildren.
In Memory of: Lon Quim Helm
August 112, 1921 - December 13, 1972
Saturday Morning, December 16, 1972 at ten o?clock in the
Page Funeral Chapel, Selma
Rev. L. D. Field, Officiating
Mrs. L. D. Field, Organist, Mr. Jim Clifton, Soloist
Casket Bearers: Jimmy Grice, Dan Wheatley, Ben Katayama, Mike Panosian, Tomas McCoy, Luke Loutherback.
Interment: Floral Memorial Park, Selma.
WIFE: Gladys Norabelle Shelley Helm b 20 Feb 1923, Brawley Imperial CA. (Gladys' Father: Curtis Shelley b Richwood McDonald Co. MO, d Selma Fresno Co. CA. Mother: Nora Belle Little b Clark Co. IN, d Selma Fresno Co. CA.) CHILDREN: Three daughters and two sons.
FATHER: Roscoe Helm, b 10 Nov 1887 TX, d 26 Nov 1949 Selma Fresno CA, m abt 1900 Van Buren AR. (Roscoe's parents - Father: James Bryant Helm b Paduca McCracken Kentucky, Severe Okmulgee OK. Mother: Martha Jane Clement b Texas, d Okmulgee OK.)
MOTHER: Laura Belle Fuller Helm b 3 Jul 1884 Conway Faulkner AR, d 17 Apr 1964 Selma Fresno CA. (Laura's parents - Father: John Wesley Fuller b Centre Cherokee AL, d Okmulgeee OK. Mother: Mary Francis Elizabeth McMurry b Centre Cherokee AL, d Okmulgee OK.)
1. Bessie Gertrude Mae Helm b 3 Sep 1906 Okmulgee OK, d 27 May 1966 Selma Fresno CA, m Roma Leonard Van Dyke b Hoffman Okmulgee OK.
2. Otis Stanley Odes Helm b 26 Jan 1908 Okmulgee OK, d 24 Nov 1957 Selma Fresno CA, m #1 May Dye, #2 Iva Ethel Harbour b Hazel Pottawatomie OK.
3. Melvin George Helm b 23 Sep 1910 Okmulgee OK, d 27 Apr 1979 Fresno Fresno CA, m Dora Ellen Fields Luster b Salt Creek Okmulgee OK.
4. Ernest Huston Helm b 11 Jul 1913 Okmulgee OK, d 18 Jan 1971 Selma Fresno CA, m Minnie Lee Rivers b Daisey OK.
5. Ora Irene Helm b 25 Feb 1914 Okmulgee OK, d unknown, m William Howard Whitsett b OK.
6. Dorotha Mary Elizabeth Helm b 14 Sep1915 Okmulgee OK, d 5 Dec 1999 Turlock Stanislaus CA, m Garland Cypert Marshall Searcy AR.
7. Dessie Murl "Billie" Helm b 14 Apr 1917 Okmulgee OK, d unknown, m #1 Louis Elmer Harjo b OK. #2 Charles Wilson b Columbia SC.
8. Roscoe Sam Helm b 10 Jan 1919 Okmulgee OK, d 14 Mar 1993 Dinuba Fresno CA, m Frieda Mae Walker b Huntsville Madison AL.
10. Gertie Meady Isabell Helm b 2 Jun 1923 Okmulgee OK, d 2 Jun 2002 CA, m #1 William Owen James b AR. #2 Carl Dierich b AR.