Helen passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Hospital under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Helen was born January 10, 1927, at the home of her parents, Arthur and Lillie Bauman of Clark, SD. She attended a rural school through grade 8 and graduated from Clark High School. She then went on to Mankato Business College where she graduated from the Complete Secretarial Course. On November 5, 1950 she was united in marriage to Harvey Smette at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Clark.
Helen worked for legal firms in Huron, SD and in Fargo. She was last employed as the secretary/business manager at Central Valley School, Buxton-Reynolds, ND, from 1965-1997. Following her retirement from Central Valley School, she was employed at Silverman’s Clothing in Grand Forks, ND.
After her marriage to Harvey, she was a member of Highland Lutheran Church, Cummings, later Ny Stavanger Free Lutheran Church in Buxton, and when moving transferred her membership to St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church in Fargo.
Helen enjoyed working in her yard and garden, family get-togethers, and reading.
She is survived by sons Michael (Alice) of Fargo, Roger (Shellie) of Cummings, ND; grandson Nathan Huff (Kari) of Minneapolis MN; granddaughter Carrie Smette of Fargo; great grandson Finnegan Huff; brother Robert (Alma) Bauman of Clark, SD; sister-in-law Lillian Ludwig of Hillsboro, ND; nephew DuWayne (Kim) Bauman, nieces Joan (Rod) Steffens, Carol (Scott) Hanson, LeAnn (Dave) Schneider, 4 grand nephews, 4 grand nieces, 3 great grand nieces and one great grand nephew. She was preceded in death by husband Harvey and her parents.
Memorials may be directed to : St Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, 2802 12th St S, Fargo, ND; Highland Church Cemetery, Cummings ND 58223; American Diabetes Assn., PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or the Charity of your choice.