Helen Ethel 'Penny' Guess Page hero-2430
Helen “Penny” Page 8/27/26-4/5/16
Helen was born Helen Ethel Guess, Friday, August 27, 1926 to Claude T. Guess and Ola E. Cates in Young County, Texas. Helen determined to spend her life in the service of others and to celebrate her family, a goal which she achieved with aplomb. Her country upbringing as the child of a migrant farm & oil-field worker, as well as time as a youth picking & hoeing cotton taught her early on to work hard,
deal with challenges & to celebrate the simple things in life like family & friends.
The outbreak of the 2nd world war saw Helen working in Michigan making life rafts, where she met her first husband, Jerry Fate, a GI stationed nearby. The loss of her first great love to heart cancer left Helen with a broken heart and her first
After the birth of her first child, Helen met Alfred Robert Page, who would go on to be the great love of her life. After dating (via letter), Bob invited Helen to
move to Alaska, where on a crisp, winter Wednesday, February 14, 1951 they were married at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska. She was preceded in death by Bob Page on March 3, 2011. (also preceded in death by her Daughter Debbie Logan on September 10, 1997 & her Grandson Charlie Logan on November 29, 2004).
Her introduction to the truths found in God’s word the Bible changed Helen’s outlook on life and her hope for the future. As she learned the deep things of the Bible, she did her best to instill those principles in her family & on August 8, 1961, was dedicated in Washington as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She remained active as a preacher of righteousness until the time of her death, fully reflecting what Ecclesiastes 7:1 describes as the day of death being better than the day of birth.
T he number of lives Helen touched both directly and indirectly through her 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren as well as her many, many friends, are countless. Her time as a nurse’s aid
developed her skills in caring for others, a trait she strived to instill in the lives she touched. She will be greatly missed, and though gone, she is not forgotten by us nor by her God, Jehovah. It was her firm hope to live again on earth in harmony with
John 5:28, 29 where it says:
‘Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life...‘
The sixth of nine children, her siblings were:
1. Lucy Ola.......................Aug19, 1914 5. Claude T. Jr...................Mar 26, 1923
2. Alice Diora................. Sept 26, 1916 7. Francis Marie.............Mar 19, 1930*
3. Stella Mae......................Mar 3, 1919 8. Ernest Clyde.....................Jan 6, 1932
4. Grace Amy................. June 29, 1921 9. Bobby Max....................Aug 16, 1933
Of the nine, Helen is survived by her younger brother, Bobby Guess.