Helen Fletcher, 83, a lifetime Sunnyside resident, went to be in the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, from her home, surrounded by her family.

Helen was born Sept. 23, 1928 in Sunnyside, the daughter of George J. and Elsie R. (Maling) Kaiser.

On July 4, 1955 she married Bobby Joe Fletcher in Prosser. Helen and Bob resided and worked in Sunnyside, where she was the business office supervisor at United Telephone Company for many years.

She enjoyed oil painting, going to the beach and traveling throughout the U.S.

Helen loved going to the casino, but would never go on "Senior Day". Each morning by 7 a.m. Helen would make her way to Burger King, to save a special table for friends, enjoy a cup of coffee and a little chit chat.

Helen was a past member of the Prosser, Sunnyside and Grandview Credit Women Association, Pro-Re-Nata Hospital Guild and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elsie; her husband, Bob Fletcher; and a sister, Irene M. Berk.

Helen is survived by two brothers, Victor (Phyllis) G. Kaiser of Outlook and Johnny (Dolores) L. Kaiser of Sunnyside; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service with time of fellowship with family and friends will be held Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 737 S. 16th Street in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to honor Helen's memory may contribute to Lower Valley Hospice or to Yakima Humane Society.

Those wishing to sign Helen's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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