In Memory

Helen Humphries (Verbeck)

Helen Humphries Verbeck

December 28, 1941 — February 22, 2024


Helen Humphries Verbeck, 83, of Payson, UT., passed away on February 22, 2024.

She was born December 28, 1941, in Salt Lake City, to Marvin Edward Humphries and Mary Prows. She was born 3 months premature on a cold snowy night. Right from the start she was a fighter.

She met and married Raymond Andrew Verbeck. They married on June 23, 1960, in Orem, Utah.

She was known to all as the Lavender Lady. She was an avid reader and loved to cook. She went to Las Vegas once with her daughter and granddaughter to see IL Diyo. Where she saw Carlos Marin and ran to kiss him.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Verbeck, Eagle Mountain, UT; her son Michael Verbeck, Gilbert, AZ. Her brother Ed Humphries, 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

The family would like to express their gratitude and love to Beehive Homes for their wonderful care to our Mother.

A Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Rd., Bluffdale, UT.



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04/05/24 06:51 PM #1    

Marie Wright (Cheever)

Since distance prevented me from visiting with Helen often, I enjoyed short visits with her whenever I was in Provo.  Eva Reynolds (Johnson), Pat Ford (Ferre -'61) and I would make plans for some good old reminiscing; visits in recent years depended on her health.   If Helen was well enough, we went out for lunch - if not we just stopped by the care center to visit, laugh, share memories, and pictures.  

Helen was known as the lavender lady because she loved anything purple.  Each time we visited, she was wearing something purple, and when we brought gifts, we tried to make sure there was purple for her to enjoy. 

Helen enjoyed being a military wife and often told of how much she loved living in Germany.  She collected treasures from her travels and enjoyed sharing the story of where her souvenirs came from.

I value Helen's friendship - I will miss her smile and laughter.



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