Helen Louise Galbraith Schweitzer, 84, passed away Feb. 14, 2010. Survived by her children, Gary (Margaret) Schweitzer of Pueblo West, John (Joline) Schweitzer of Eagle Nest, N.M., Cheryl (Robert Gutzler) Schweitzer of San Diego, Calif., Jeffrey (Kathleen) Schweitzer of Pueblo West, Linda Schweitzer of San Diego, Calif., Robert Schweitzer of Marienville, Pa. and Lisa (Doug Lafko) Schweitzer of Pueblo West; sister, Margaret Anthony of Muncie, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John Clement Schweitzer in 1991; and brother, George Galbraith. Helen was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Tarentum, Pa., to Rose Lena (neé Vogel) and Thomas Edward Stieren Galbraith. Viewing from noon to service time Wednesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Her final resting place will be at North Forest Cemetery in Marienville, Pa. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com ******

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  1. When I was a child, I spent everyday at Helen’s house. Cheryl and I went everywhere together and Helen was a positive force in our childhood. She was always easy-going and it was so much fun to be with all of her children. I will miss her good soul on this planet, but I am sure that she is in a good place now and that her soul is with us always. Au revoir, Helen!

  2. I know how sad Cheryl and Linda are to lose their mom and partner-in-arts-and-crafts. I was fortunate to join the three of them on quilting field trips in San Diego when Helen was healthy enough to visit. Remember all the fun times with your mom and she will stay alive.

  3. To our Cousins: Gary, John, Cheryl, Linda, Jeff, Bob, & Lisa,

    Just a note to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The last time I got to see your Mom was in Marienville when she showed her magnificent doll house to my two (then) young daughters. I prayed that they would only look and not touch! Your Mom always made us feel welcome in the beautiful homes graced with Uncle Clem’s touches and hers. I know my folks would like to be with you at this time, but please know that you have their and our sympathies. Dee, Frank & Wayne

  4. Dear Cheryl, Linda & Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mom. It is so hard to let our parents go. She left a beautiful family behind. Best wishes to you all.

  5. My deepest condolence to the family. Helen was a precious loving person and she’ll be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

    Rest in Peace Aunt Helen

  6. Please accept our condolences at the loss of you Mother. Thank you for letting us know. May God be with you and all your family.

  7. Dear Cheryl and family,
    I was so sorry to learn of the death of your mom. All my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  8. Dear Cheryl, Bob and family – I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. When I read her obituary, I met a woman who had a large and loving family, and must have loved you all very much, as you have continued to build your families. God is surely with your mother, and with each of you during this time. Again, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.

  9. I am very sorry to hear of Aunt Helen’s passing. We always enjoyed stopping in to see her and Uncle Clem on the way to camp and will miss her

  10. Dear Cheryl, Linda, Lisa and the entire Schweitzer family,

    My mother, Dorothy, and I were so very fortunate to know your mother Helen. We were graced by Helen’s laughter, wit, and lovely social manner and will always treasure the memories of her visits to San Diego. The legacy of her dear family will continue to light up our lives. Rest in peace, Helen.

    All our love and prayers, Leslie and Dorothy Stephens as well as Jim, Ryan, and Sean Weafer

  11. Lisa and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Know that when I think of your mother, I often wonder what she did to create in her 3 girls such a tight bond, warmness that I see you all share, and unique creativity. I know you will miss her, but there is a bit of her in each of you to carry on. She always treated me and my family so nice.
    Love, Leann and Crew

  12. May the memories of your mom comfort you during this time of sorrow and loss. Aunt Helen was a special person and will be missed. May she rest in peace.

  13. dear gary,john,cheryl,linda,jeff,lisa,

    bob. so sorry to hear about your mom.i’ll miss her.she was always so
    much fun to be around.wish i could be there with you.you have my sympathy

  14. dear gary,john,cheryl,linda,jeff,lisa,

    bob. so sorry to hear about your mom.i’ll miss her.she was always so
    much fun to be around.wish i could be there with you.you have my sympathy

  15. “Song” by Edward Coote Pinkney, 1825

    Those starry eyes, those starry eyes,
    Those eyes that used to be
    Unto my heart as beacon-lights
    To pilgrims on the sea!

    I see them yet, I see them yet,
    Though long since quenched and gone-
    I could not live illumined by
    The common sun alone.

    Could they seem thus, could they seem thus,
    If but a memory?
    Ah, yes! Upon this wintry earth
    They burn no more for me.

    Love you, sweet Mommy!

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