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Helen Dent

May 9, 1929 — March 29, 2020

Myrtle Helen Dent age 90 of Mullen, NE passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Mullen, NE at the Pioneer Memorial Rest Home.

A private family graveside will be held. Memorials are suggested to Sandhills Family Clinic, Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home or Cedarview Cemetery.

Helen (Pearson) Dent was born May 9, 1929 to Fritz and Myrtle Pearson in Mullen, NE.  She passed away on March 29, 2020.

Helen is survived by 3 children:  Mike (Rachel) Dent, Jane (Mike) Edelman and Steve (Erin) Dent   Grandkids:  Dan (Molly) Dent, Dana (Scott) Freiberg, Leslie (Mathew) Lee, Brent (Jenner) Edelman, Stacey (Jeff) Stanbury, Steven (Tina) Edelman, Shawn (Tara) Minor, Katie (Joe) Mundorf, Steven (Kay) Dent and 20 Great Grandkids.   Also, 3 in-laws: John Worrall, Dean Marshall and Marjorie Pearson. 

Helen was proceeded in death by her parents Fritz and Myrtle Pearson, husband Vern and siblings, John and Norma Pearson, Mary Worrall, William and Norma Pearson, Marlene Marshall and Donald Pearson.  

Helen lived her life in the Mullen area.  She liked being part of a big family and had a lot of stories about growing up in their small house with only 3 bedrooms and 6 kids.  She once said that you could be in a big fight with one of your sisters, but you had to get over it by bedtime!   As they all grew older and had families of their own, they still loved to get together for family events and holidays.  There would be cooking, card playing and lots of visiting and laughter.

Helen enjoyed sports.  In High School she played basketball, softball and loved to roller skate.  She continued to play softball for many years on the North Country team that Vern coached.   

On Sept 23, 1948 she and Vern were married.  They began their lives together living and working on Slim Marshall’s ranch north of Whitman.  They worked on various ranches over the years before starting their own place.  On several of the ranches she was the “cook” for the hired hands.  Luckily for them, she was very good at it!

Ranch life was a perfect fit for Helen.  She worked side by side with Vern milking cows, doing cattle work and checking wells.  They had 3 kids within 4 years, so she was a very busy woman.  

Helen loved her family and some of her favorite times were when they would all get together. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.  



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