Helen Jane Orr

helen orr
Helen Jane Orr, age 67, of New Hampton IA, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Helen Jane Orr was born on November 2, 1944 to Walter and Evelyn (Doyle) Haugen in Alta Vista, IA. Helen attended and graduated from St. William’s School in Alta Vista in 1962. She attended Young’s School of Cosmetology in Waterloo. Helen worked as a beautician for 45 years. She owned and operated The Image Salon in New Hampton for 30 years before retiring in 2008. Helen enjoyed golfing, playing cards, traveling, gardening and especially visiting her children in Texas. She was a member of Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center. Helen is survived by her husband, Steven Orr of New Hampton; her children, Michael (Tina) Orr and Amy (Kevin) Mullis, both of Flower Mound, TX; her sister Margaret Grober of Seneca, IL and her grandchildren, Kyle Orr, Ryan Orr and Cole Mullis, including her step-granddaughter, Mikaila Lapinski. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Diane Abbas and brother, Clarence Haugen. Cemetery: Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Helen's family. Friends may greet the family from 3:00-6:00pm on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00pm, Friday, October 5, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Chapel in New Hampton with Msgr. Carl Schmitt officiating.

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  1. I was so sorry to hear the news about Helen/your Mom. Your family means the world to me. I will always cherish the memories of golfing with Helen every summer and enjoying her stories about my Mom. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you!

  2. Steve and family,
    We were truly shocked to hear of Helen’s death. You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. We have many fond memories of Helen while golfing and participating in other events at NHCC. She will surely be welcomed into heaven by Deeter, Clarence, and her parents.
    Joe and Sharon

  3. Steve, Mike & Amy – Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this very difficult time. Helen was always such a happy person. We will always remember the time we were golfing with her and she got a hole in one!!!! She will be greatly missed by all whose life she touched. Keep all her memories close to your heart, they will give you peace. God bless you all. Love all of you!!

  4. Steve, Mike, Amy, & families, Our thoughts and prayers to you on the sad death of Helen. She has been a very
    couragious lady over the last several years and am sure she has a special place in the Kingdom of Heaven. May she rest in peace. Cherish the memories of all of the happy times together.

  5. Steve, Mike, Amy, and families, May our thoughts and prayers be a comfort to you at this difficult time. Helen was my special friend, bowling team member and beautician for many years.We had a lot of good times together. Our deepest sympathy .

  6. Steve, Mike, and Amy, we are sorry to hear of Helen’s death. She has been a true friend to so many and will truly be missed. We know that she is in God’s hands.

  7. Our sympathy to all of Helen’s family and to her sister Margaret. We had some fun times back when we were in high school & remembering them brings smiles & laughter and that is a good thing. Rest in peace girlfriend.
    Reckers in Georgia

  8. Steve and family, We will all miss seeing Helen at the golf course. She was a great lady and had a lot of friends that will miss her. Take care and God Bless!

  9. Steve and family….we are so sorry for your loss….Helen was a great lady, and inspiration to us on the golf course, and always had a smile and had tons of friends, a great tribute to the lady she was. She was too young to be taken…..hopefully your memories will help you through.

  10. Steve, Helen always said I would have my hair and I(Dan) do. She always had a positive attitude. GO PACK GO!

  11. Steve, Mike and Amy, I am so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. I have such fond memories of Helen golfing and playing cards with her friends on Ladies’ Day at the golf course. She always had a smile and made me laugh. I will miss her.

  12. Steve, Mike, and Amy. Sorry to hear of your moms passing. I have so many great memories of her over the years. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  13. To the Orr Family, So sorry for your loss. Helen and I were classmates at St. Williams. She was always a fun loving and a good friend during those school years. All of our classmates were lucky to have the opportunity to visit with Helen at our 50th Class Reunion this past August. May God’s grace shine upon her and may she rest in peace.
    Leon Heying
    Lexington, South Carolina

  14. Tom and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Helen was a very lovely and fun loving person who will be missed dearly. We know you, as well as us, will always cherish the many memories.
    God Bless you all,

  15. I am very sorry for your loss. I am a cousin of Helens on her Mothers side and we went to school in AV together and were best friends during high school. She was a wonderful person and I am so glad that I got to talk with
    her at the last All school reunion in AV. She will be thought of and a prayer will be sent with her. Margaret please e-mail me. We must stay in touch.

  16. My deepest sympathy to you all. Helen was the big girl who was my “guide” for my first day of school at St. Williams. I will always remember her fun personality.

  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Helen was a remarkable woman. She will be missed by many.

  18. Steve & family, We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Whenever we think of Helen it brings a smile to our face. She was so much fun to be around. She always knew how to make us laugh. She will be missed alot.

  19. Steve and family – we sure will miss Helen’s smile and fun attitude from years gone by. Treasure the memories.

  20. Steve and Family and Margaret we are so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. We are so grateful for the chance to viist with her at the A.V. Alumni Reuion.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.


  22. Steve, Mike (Brat), Amy, and Family, Helen was one of the strongest and most brave ladies we have had the pleasure of knowing. She will be missed by so many people for so many reasons. Ladies golf day was never the same when she couldn’t play anymore. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Steve, we send our sincere sympathy on this untimely loss of your partner. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  24. Steve, Mike and Amy – I was truly saddened to here about Helen. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Rest assured she is in good company with the New Hampton gang up there and giving St. Pete’ a run for his money.

  25. Steve, your children and families, Sorry to hear of Helens passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time. I will always remember the fun times golfing in the Labor Day tournament. She always greeted you with a warm welcome and a smile. What a wonderful person she was. You have my Sympathy.

  26. The Family of Merle & Dorothy Vorwald offer their sincere sympathy at the loss of Helen. Dorothy, Shirley & Helen used to bowl together, what a blast. All the perms & haircuts, My, My! May God’s Strength & Peace be with you all. God Bless.

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