2011-04-21 / Obituaries

Allen ‘Chip’ Helgeson, Jr.

Allen K. “Chip” Helgeson, Jr., beloved son, father, brother and friend, passed away on April 13.

Chip came to Mariposa in 1979, quickly making friends wherever he went. His life was filled with working, laughing and taking care of his family and loving life.

He was preceded in death by his father, Allen K. Helgeson, Sr.; sister, Vicki Almarode; and the love of his life, Lynnette K. Wetmore.

He is survived by his mother, Yvonne Helgeson; step-father, Tommy G. Waldrop; daughter, Marrissa K. Helgeson; sister, Kathi Strange; and many nieces and nephews.

Chip was devoted to his family, and they will remain devoted to him. He will be surely missed.

An alcohol-free memorial will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. at his mother’s home in Idlewheels, space 20.

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I loved Chip his Father,

I loved Chip his Father, Mother, Sisters ever sense I met them in S. CA in the 70's.

I just want to tell you guys

I just want to tell you guys thank you for these very sweet comments you wrote about my father, He was an Amazing man and did so much for other people thank you thank you... Marrissa

Chip, you were an awesome guy

Chip, you were an awesome guy and I wish I could have come to your memorial service to pay my respects. Unfortunately I was at another service that day. You were loved by my family and will be sorely missed. We will continue to watch out for the rest of your loved ones left here with us. RIP bro we love you!

I never really knew Chip very

I never really knew Chip very well... just as an acquaintance throughout the community. One winter, on a stormy day...we were getting snow all the way to town. I was leaving my home & heading towards Bootjack. Somehow I hit ice & spun my car... ending up sliding off the side of the road in a ditch. Chip & two other people came up on me. He came over & I was very shaken... scary thing to spin like that. He jumped into my car... got my car out of the ditch & made sure I had gotten someone to come for me (as there was no way I would drive any further that day. You could say that's just what Mariposa people do... And you'd likely be correct... but I was VERY grateful to him & however you remember someone... I would like to think you will always remember one kind moment. Thank you Chip... Rest in peace.

Thank you for this story, He

Thank you for this story, He loved pulling people out of the snow it was one of his favorite hobbies. I appreciates this alot thank you. Chips Daughter, Marrissa

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