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Larry Leland Helms

Larry Leland Helms

June 2, 1944 - December 30, 2010

Larry Leland Helms, age 66, of Tonto Basin, passed away Dec. 30, 2010 at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born June 2, 1944 in Howard, Kan., the son of Lela (Kelsey) and Sidney W. Helms.
He was an artist, craftsman and traveled and worked all over the world.
Mr. Helms loved people, animals and the simple life; he was the original good guy with a great sense of humor. He always loved a good joke and everyone loved to hear his stories and his laughter.
He will be greatly missed and warmly remembered by his family and friends.
He leaves behind in loving memory, his wife, Emily Helms of Tonto Basin; children, Kim Barlow of California, Chris Helms of California, Tina Silvers of Kansas, Samantha Thomas of Oklahoma, Jason Helms of Kansas, Trenton Martinez of California, Garfield Martinez of Arizona, Myrtle Williams of Colorado and Judy Sanchez of Arizona; brother, Burl Helms and his wife Bonnie of Kansas; sisters, Judy Simon and her husband Art of Kansas, Joan Murphy and her husband Tom of Kansas, Joyce Bischoff and her husband Bill of Kansas; and 13 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 2 at the Butcher Hook in Tonto Basin.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Miles Funeral Services Globe.