Helen Goudelock Davis, 1937 ~ 2009

Helen Goudelock Davis, 72, a lifelong resident of Moab, passed away Aug. 2, 2009. Helen was born Jan. 12, 1937, in Moab, the daughter of David L. Goudelock and Bernice (Cole) Goudelock.

Helen is survived by her husband of 56 years, Lyle W. Davis, her granddaughter Aubrey Sage Davis, and many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, David and Bernice Goudelock, her sister, Willie G. Goudelock and her beloved sons, Lyle W. “Pete” Davis, Jr., and Timothy Davis.

Helen was proud of her early pioneer heritage within the community of Moab. Her grandfather, David Layfayette Goudelock, was a leading businessman in Moab, having established the first banking institution in the community.

Helen worked for a number of years as the deputy treasurer for Grand County. She took great joy in her position as it gave her the opportunity to meet so many people.

Helen enjoyed spending time with her close friends and was an avid reader. She was active in the Republican Party.

Throughout her life, Helen belonged to many bridge clubs and was a dedicated card player.

Helen will be remembered by her friends and family as a gracious hostess with a diplomatic personality, an independent spirit, a sense of etiquette and style, and the ability to persevere in the face of difficult circumstances.

A memorial service will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at 10 a.m.

Arrangements are under the care of Kimmerle-Hefner Funeral Home.