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Helen Florence Pepworth

July 7, 1926 ~ February 24, 2017 (age 90)


Helen Florence Pepworth, 90, of Laporte, MN passed away at the home of her son Friday, February 24, 2017.

Helen was born July 7, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN to Handley Mason and Ruth Jane (Cottrell) Cornish.  She was married to Richard David Pepworth.  Helen enjoyed learning and received a degree in Physical Education from the University of Minnesota.  She later taught in Eagle Bend, Minnesota, as well as Riverside and Corona, California.   She subsequently attained a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota.  In 1988, she moved to northern Minnesota, where she resided until her death.  She particularly loved doing crafts and spent long hours perfecting them.

She is survived by son, Ridgeway Pepworth of Laporte; brother, Handley Cornish of California; niece, Nancy McCleary of California; nephew, Mason Cornish, of California; special son, Darrell Dennis, of California; the entire Dennis family and many friends.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at later time.  Arrangements are by Midwest Cremation Association of Walker, Minnesota.

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