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Helen Meyer, 91, of Modesto, California

Helen M. Meyer, 91, of Modesto, California, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at her home in Modesto. 
 
Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 19 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto with Rev. Francis Joseph officiating. 
 
Casket bearers were Paul Samando Sr., Paul Samando Jr., Martin Vega, Justin Wilson, James Wilson and Isaac Wilson. 
 
Interment was at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Modesto. 
 
Helen M. Meyer was born July 5, 1924 in Belle Plaine to James and Mary (Weldon) Bailey, one of 11 children. She was baptized, confirmed and attended school in Belle Plaine. 
 
On Oct. 28, 1944, she married Earl (Pat) Meyer. They had five children. She worked at Fingerhut, Gedney’s Pickles and co-owned with her husband Pat’s Place in Bongards and the Blue Diamond in Plato for over ten years. She moved to Modesto with her husband in 1978 where she lived for 38 years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and was a resident of Marble Manor. 
 
She was preceded in death by her former husband, Earl Meyer; parents James and Mary Bailey; brother Dennis Bailey; sisters Isabel Farrell, Kathryn Bigaouette, Irene Madden, Rosemary Berger, Teresa Fritz, Betty Hammers, Mary Fahey; and grandson Darren Bollmann. 
 
She is survived by her children Pat (Linda) Meyer of Green Isle, Larry (Judie) Meyer of Gainesville, Georgia, Mary (Bob) Norwick of Eagan, Donna Samando of Modesto and Karen Wilson of Modesto; her 13 grandchildren Michelle Meyer, Jason (Stephanie) Meyer, Emily (Dan) McGraw, Aileen (Brandon) LaTourelle, Jake (Diana) Meyer, Stacy Meyer, Dana (Brett) Legler, Brad Bollmann, Paul Samando Sr., Azsha Samando (Martin Vega), James Wilson, Justin Wilson, Isaac Wilson (Hannah Sorrell); her twelve great-grandchildren Lewis Meyer, Owen Meyer, James McGraw, Avery LaTourelle, Dylan (Danielle) Furst, Ella Meyer, Ethan Meyer, Drew Legler, Megan Legler, Paul Samando Jr., Alyssa Samando, Martin Kayne Samando and Vivienne Samando; and sisters Shirley Aretz and Josephine Battcher.