Helen Fortney


Helen Dorothy Fortney, 96, of Cottonwood, Ariz. died Sept. 24, 2000. She was born April 7, 1904, in Rose Creek, Minn. to Charles and Carrie (Dahle) Ballweber.

She moved to Hemet, Calif. in 1943. Mrs. Fortney was a schoolteacher and a herbalist for Watcher's Organic Sea Products for 45 years. She moved to Payson in 1989.

Survivors include one son, Donald Fortney and his wife, Janice, of Payson; three granddaughters, Marla and her husband, Gene Kelly, of Tempe, Ariz., Sandy and her husband, Larry Shelton, of Payson, and Sharmie and her husband, Warren Johnson, of Peoria, Ariz.; two great-granddaughters, Lisa Kemper of Goodyear, Ariz. and Arrica Kelly of Tempe, Ariz.; two great-grandsons, Sean Kelly and Gene Kelly of Tempe; three great-great-granddaughters; and one great-great-grandson.

Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by Westcott Funeral Home.

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