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Helen M. Gomez


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Helen M. Gomez

Helen M. Gomez, 90, of Green River, passed away April 29, 2017, encircled by her loving family.

She was born June 18, 1926, in Green River, to Juan Pedro Gold and Simonita Duran.  

Gomez grew up in Rock Springs, married Joe E. Gomez and moved back to Green River, where she raised her family. She will always be remembered as a kind wife, loving mother, grandmother, aunt and sister. She was employed by Payless Drug Store as a sales clerk for many years.

Helen loved to support her family in all sorts of activities. Some of her favorite activities were looking for arrowheads and playing bingo and cards with her many friends at the senior center. She enjoyed traveling, camping and anything that added a little adventure to her life.  Her greatest adventure was loving and supporting her family. They were the most important thing in her life.

Survivors include seven children, Sonny Gold (Marsha), Ronnie Vigil, David Gomez (Becky), Gary Gomez (Jannette), Ernie Gomez (Roxanne), Suzanne Jones (Tim), Laurie Martinez (Andy); 25 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sweetheart Joe (Ernie) Gomez, her parents, brothers, sisters and a daughter-in-law. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Green River. A vigil service with rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., Thursday, at the church. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call on  Thursday from 4 p.m., until time of rosary and on Friday morning at the church until service time. Condolences may be left at


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