Helen Pearl Gould, 93, of Laurel, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at the Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
Services will be on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Logan Center United Methodist Church in Laurel with the Rev. Isaac Chua and Rev. Hank Roso officiating. Burial will be at the Laurel Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, at church, one hour prior to services.
Helen Pearl Gould was born on Aug. 13, 1925 at Laurel to Albert and Lucille Thompson. She attended rural school at Logan Center District #20 and then graduated from Laurel High school. During High School she won a typing contest at Norfolk – typing 140 words a minute on a manual typewriter. After high school, she moved to Minneapolis, Minn. and worked for a while as a secretary at Montgomery Wards. Upon returning to Laurel, Helen married Howard Gould on April 27, 1950 at the Logan Center church. They had three sons, Daniel, Keith, and Arlin.
As a child receiving Christ as her Lord and Savior, it was Helen's desire to be a missionary for the Lord and she was that wherever she went. She taught Sunday School and children’s church for many years, Vacation Bible School in the summer and helped in the Logan Center Christmas program – making cellophane colored filters over the spotlights for special effects - of which some kids still asked her about years later. Helen enjoyed teaching Ladies Bible Study groups in the local area in her later years. A vacation highlight was attending Midwest Bible Camp at Watertown, S.D. for their annual week-long camp. Helen also appreciated much of the Christian programming on TV and radio, supporting many causes proclaiming the gospel. Her hobbies included stamp collecting and she really enjoyed working crossword puzzles.
Helen is survived by her three sons, Daniel Gould of Laurel, Keith Gould of Laurel and Arlin (Toni) Gould of Laurel; Keith’s children, Brian (Amy) – their children Danica, Leah, and Easton; Brett; Kacie (Chase) Maier and their children Boone and Cooper; Arlin and Toni’s children, Cheyenne and Dawson; her brother, Marvin (Joyce) Thompson of Lincoln; two sisters, Arlys (Roger) Withee of Phoenix, Ariz. and Dorothy Kvols of Bellvue, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard Gould; a daughter-in-law, Noreen Gould; and two brothers, Dale and Jim Thompson.