Obituary for Helen B. Larsen

Helen B.  Larsen
Services have been set for Helen B. Larsen, 91, formerly of 60 Church St., Saranac Lake, who died peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital.

Born in Saranac Lake on Dec. 5, 1924, she was the daughter of Jesse "Ray" Sr. and Elizabeth (Homburger) Bell. Helen married Alfred Larsen on Dec. 26, 1964, in Saranac Lake. He predeceased her on March 3, 1989.

Mrs. Larsen was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and was employed for the Saranac Lake News Company. She is a life member of the Eastern Star, Saranac Lake Adult Center and the First Presbyterian Church. She especially enjoyed bingo and search word puzzles.

She is survived by one sister, Betty B. Haig of Saranac Lake, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her father; mother; three sisters: Marie Schenck, Ruth Orsini and Jacqueline Gonyea; and one brother, Ray Bell Jr.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A memorial service will take place at 12:30 PM at the first Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake on Wednesday September 14, 2016. Burial will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Helen B. Larsen may make memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church or Saranac Lake Adult Center in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at

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