Helen Louise Colcord
Helen Louise Colcord left this life on April 4th, 2017 at Renown South Meadows Hospital after a long battle with COPD and it’s complications. She passed peacefully with close family at her side.
Helen was born to Doris Louise Lamberd (Curley)and James Elwood Bing at Jackson County, Missouri on August 1st, 1936 and lived in Missouri until she joined the U.S. Navy in 1955.
Helen served as a Physician’s Assistant from 1955 until 1957, stationed in Philadelphia, PA until her Honorable Discharge in 1957 when she married Robert Colcord and moved back to Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.
Helen started what was to become a life-long membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when she was baptized on the 1st of June, 1967 into the Chain of Lakes Ward in Illinois. Moving to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1968 she attended the Holladay 22nd Ward while she attended BYU and earned her Nursing degree while raising 5 children and giving birth to her 6th in 1970 before graduation in 1971.
Helen and family moved to Washoe Valley, NV in 1972 where she was one of the original members of the Washoe Valley Ward and remained a member of that Ward up until the time of her death. She received her Temple Endowments in Oakland, CA on the 25th of February, 1982 and served in the Reno, NV Temple for nearly 2 years after it’s opening.
Helen worked as a Registered Nurse in the Reno – Carson City area from 1972 until 1998 when, after a couple of years of part-time service, she finally retired for good. She loved her profession and her lifetime of service to others was a testament and an inspiration to all who knew her.
Helen had been divorced from Robert Colcord in 1976 who passed away in 2010 in Salt Lake City, UT. She was preceded in death by her son, Sterett Sheldon Colcord, step-son, Robert Marr, grand-son Hunter Colcord, grand-daughters, Victoria Colcord and Jenni Lynn Bergman, great grand-son Tyler Bergman, nephews, BJ and Greggory Grayson, sister-in-law, Mary Bing, and daughters-in-law, April Thomas and Patricia Randall.
Helen is survived by her brothers Robert and James Bing; son, Chuck Randall, daughter, Misty Scott, sons, Kip Colcord, Robb Colcord and Torren Colcord and their respective spouses. She leaves 32 grand-children, 26 great grand-children and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 17th, 2017 at the LDS Chapel, Washoe Valley Ward, at 440 McClellan Drive in Washoe Valley, NV 89704
Grave Site Ceremony and Dedication will be at 3:00 pm at Mountain View Cemetery, 435 Stoker Ave. Reno, NV 89503
The family request that in lieu of flowers that you make a donation to you preferred charity in Helen’s name.