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Clinton Helvey

May 1, 1937-October 27, 2013-


Clinton Helvey died Oct, 27, 2013. He was 76.

He was born May 1, 1937, in Silverton, to Albert and Maxine Helvey. 

He grew up on a farm where one of his favorite pastimes was riding the family horses.  Following graduation from Molalla High School in 1954 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. While home on leave, in 1957, he married Joyce McIntyre.  Upon leaving the military he returned home and settled in Portland, Oregon. He then working for Cargill Grain and then later for Atlantic Richfield.  Mr. Helvey moved his family to Milwaukie Oregon in 1962. In the mid 1970’s he began working for Stoel Rives and later Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.  In the early 1990’s he went to work for OHSU in Hospital Administration until retiring in 2002.

He loved to make people laugh and was well known for his sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling and took several trips with his siblings as well as a cruise with his wife. He took pride in the immaculate care of his yard, pool and rose garden.  His home was open to everyone; friends and family always enjoyed the pool. He loved the time spent with his grandchildren and was very involved in their lives. As a member of Kern Park Christian Church he served as a Deacon, Elder, worked with the junior high youth group, taught Sunday school, and also volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; children, Julie Batson of Lake Oswego, Mindy Landing and husband, Brad of Milwaukie and Timothy Helvey of Milwaukie; brothers, Bruce of Molalla and Clark of Hillsboro; sisters, Irene Emmert of Molalla, Judi Gregory of Milwaukie, Lois Ray of Molalla and Kathy Marcott of Beaverton; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A visitation was held from 12 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31st and Friday, Nov. 1st at Stehn Family Chapels in Milwaukie, Oregon.  A Graveside Service was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 4th at Miller Cemetery in Silverton, Oregon.  All are welcome to the Memorial Service to be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th at Kern Park Christian Church, Portland, Oregon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kern Park Christian Church General Memorial Fund.