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In Memory of

Helen Louise Beaird

September 18, 1917 - October 30, 2016

Obituary


Helen L. Beaird beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother passed away peacefully on October 30 at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center in Colorado Springs. She was born in Abilene, TX on September 18, 1917 to Robert E. and Daisy (Atkinson) Leake. She attended Texas Woman's College where she majored in music and journalism. She married James E. Beaird in Denton, TX on June 13, 1936. Together, with her husband, James, they operated Beaird's Photo Finishing Studio in Denton. During these years she continued to teach piano students and was a church accompanist on piano and...

Helen L. Beaird beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother passed away peacefully on October 30 at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center in Colorado Springs. She was born in Abilene, TX on September 18, 1917 to Robert E. and Daisy (Atkinson) Leake. She attended Texas Woman's College where she majored in music and journalism. She married James E. Beaird in Denton, TX on June 13, 1936. Together, with her husband, James, they operated Beaird's Photo Finishing Studio in Denton. During these years she continued to teach piano students and was a church accompanist on piano and organ.
The family moved to Loveland, CO in 1950. Helen worked at the Loveland Reporter Herald for 15 years during the 1950s and 1960s while maintaining her musical interests. She also was employed by Loveland Memorial Hospital and Poudre Valley Hospital. Her interests in Loveland included volunteering in numerous civic organizations including the American Red Cross and accompanying various musical groups.
In 1988, after her husband's death, Helen moved to Colorado Springs where she was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She was a member of the Women's Club at St. Francis. Her retirement years were active and fulfilling. Until she was 93, she continued volunteering at various places including weekly entertaining the residents with her musical talents at Mt. St. Francis Nursing Center for 14 years and volunteering at One Nation, (Formerly Walking Shield).
Helen was a very compassionate person, giving generously of her time and talents to help those in need. Her family will remember her as a dedicated loving person of deep faith and will be greatly missed. Her husband, James and two brothers, Hal and Charles preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughter, Jimmie L. (Robert) Zawacki, grandchildren Martha L. (Don) Seegmiller of Orem, UT, Dale L. Zawacki of Guffey, CO, Paul A. (Mary) Zawacki, Carol A. (Steve) Norman, Laura L. (Jesse) James, all of Colorado Springs, and Mark A. Zawacki of San Francisco, CA. She is survived by 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephew's
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Swan-Law Funeral Directors. The Funeral Mass will take place on November 8, 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2650 Parish View, Colorado Springs. Interment services will follow November 9 at Loveland, CO.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount St. Francis Nursing Center, 7550 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.