Helen S. Weston was born April 18, 1923 in Ely, Nevada to John and Maria (Lanzarotti) Pescio. She passed away at 90 years of age on March 21, 2014, while in hospice care at her daughter’s home in Seattle, Washington.
Helen lived in Ely for 86 years before moving to the Northwest to live with family. She attended White Pine County High School and Woodbury College School of Business in California. After working in several government positions, she found a career as a records manager with the Bureau of Land Management.
Helen was married to Arthur H. Weston for 61 years and raised two daughters.
She was predeceased by her husband Art, her brother John Pescio Jr. and his wife Anne, and her granddaughter Angela Napolitano-Seed.
She is survived by her daughter Diane Rebholz and her husband Gary Rebholz, and granddaughters, Katherine Wolfla and Kristine Wolfla. She is also survived by her daughter Dorene Napolitano and her husband Patrick Napolitano, grandson Christopher Napolitano and his wife Darcy, great-granddaughter Eilanna Napolitano, granddaughter Jennifer Napolitano, and great-granddaughter Isabella Napolitano (daughter of Angela Napolitano-Seed, deceased 2011).
Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a kind and giving friend. She was an exceptional homemaker who will be remembered for her innovative cooking, her hand-dipped chocolate cherries, and her homemade bread. She cultivated a beautiful garden, filled with flowers and bountiful produce. With her frugal nature, nothing was ever wasted! Three years ago, she took the trip of her lifetime on a cruise to the Mediterranean, where she was able to visit her father’s birth place in Genoa, Italy; and to witness the beatification of Pope John Paul II.
Helen was proud of her home in Ely. While she enjoyed the green Northwest, she missed the cold winters and hot summers of Nevada and her friends back home. Our family would like to thank all of her friends in Ely for the kindness and assistance that they offered her during her final years living at home.
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