She graduated from Panguitch High School where she was a cheerleader and involved in other activities. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Linford, and they were sealed in the St. George Temple. He preceded her in death in 2008.
She has been a resident of Cedar City for 72 years and is survived by two daughters, Lois Linford Williams (Hugh) and Bobette Linford Clark (Wayne), and son, Byron Robert Linford (Terri). Helen has five grandchildren: Kimberly Black, Brandon Clark, Brooke Everett, Ashley Linford and Regan Linford. She has three Great Grandchildren: Cooper Clark, Emmett Black and Lola Black. She is also survived by foster children, including nieces Florence Dailey and Cecil Spencer and foster daughter Denise Oldham.
Helen was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed sharing her testimony with others. She served faithfully in many church callings. Helen’s favorite pastime was DANCING!!!! Bob and Helen were leaders and teachers in the L.D.S. Church dance program and festivals for many years. They also taught ballroom and round dancing. Bob and Helen loved to square dance and were active members in the Hey Cedars square dance club for many years.
Helen was very active in civic affairs and a helpmate to her husband when he served as Mayor of Cedar City. Helen was active in the Parent Teacher Association serving at the local level as well as a regional director of the state PTA.
Helen loved flowers and working in the yard. Bob and Helen received many beautification awards from the city and state.
Helen served a life of helping her family and many others. She touched many lives and will be missed by all.
Funeral services were Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Cedar City 2nd Ward, (256 S. 900 W. Cedar City, Utah) at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N 300 W, Cedar City), and Monday, July 30, 2018 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Cedar City 2nd Ward. Interment followed at the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent at www.sumortuary.com.
Special thanks to Intermountain Homecare & Hospice caregivers, Bob and Nicole.