Martha Leanne Helton, 59, passed away Feb. 27, 2014. She is survived by her father, Don Helton; siblings, Patsy O'Dell, of Zurich, Kans., Raymond (Karen) Helton, of Pueblo, Eddie (Cathy) Helton, Carol (Bernie) Cantin, Aaron (Tina) Emerson, of Pueblo West; 12 nieces and nephews; 17 great-nieces and nephews; numerous cousins; and many friends. Preceded in death by her mother, Patricia L. Helton; grandparents, Lloyd and Carol Troutt, Evelyn Troutt Berry, Edwin and Hettie Helton; and brothers-in-law, Gary Stover and Tim Odell. Martha graduated from Central High School in 1973, received a nursing degree from NWTH, Amarillo, Tex. in 1979, and a BSN degree from West Texas A&M, Canyon, Tex. in 1996. She worked at St. Mary Corwin Hospital, was a school nurse in Granado, Ariz., and also worked for D.O.C. Martha enjoyed doing crafts, spending time with family and friends and attending family reunions. She was a member of Lake Ave. Baptist Church and Kwik Knits Machine Knitting Club. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. Patsy, Aaron and Family; growing up with all of you I know how much of a loss you are experiencing. Martha will remain in your hearts and will live on in your memories forever. I wish you all support and strength within your family and with friends. It is never easy losing a loved one but even harder when a loved one is so young. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  2. To Don,Carol,Eddie,Patsy and Aaron: My deepest condolences. Martha was one of those very special people God put on this earth for many reasons; to laugh with,cry with, talk to and to love. She was a wonderful caring nurse and friend. I had not seen her for a while and was thinking about her the last couple of weeks. Now she and Dr. Tom can kibitz about medicine and life. God be with you as you go through this tough time. You are in my prayers!

  3. My deepest condolences and prayers to the Helton Family and friends. Martha was not only a patient, but also a good friend. Each time she visited my office, my assistants had to continuously remind me that there were more parients waiting to be seen, while Martha and I would keep on telling stories and laughing until our sides ached!
    I will always call Martha a friend first and a patient second.
    I, and a great many others will miss you, Martha. Until we meet again.

  4. Martha had the best laugh, ever! I graduated with her from Central and, once in a while, we could see each other in a medical office or at the hospital. I really remember her as a candy-striper. She always knew what she wanted to do with her life and got there! God, bless and keep her. I am glad she was my friend.

  5. To the Heltons: I am very sorry for your loss. I went to Central High with Martha and had a class with her. She was always so kind when I would see her in class and in the halls. I will miss her smile…I will pray for her soul. Mary Ann Hegler

  6. I’m going to miss you so much, my dear cousin. I thought we’d grow old together, but God must have needed a nurse in heaven so he chose you! I will see you again one day! Marilyn

  7. I still can’t believe she has gone. I just talked with her the end of January and was looking forward to her visiting me in Feburary. God had other plans though.

  8. Martha took each & everyone of us under her wing while she walked on earth. Now she is watching over all of us, as she is with her Lord, Mother & all that have passed before she did. Love & miss you my dear friend. See you again someday !! Connie 🙂

  9. Martha was one of those special giving people you run into once in a lifetime.
    Cheri Kimbrough Bland

  10. We here at Millie’s Pueblo sewing would like to extend our condolences to the family. She was a wonderful person and a great friend to all of us. She will be missed.
    Love, Millie, April, Ruthie, Barb, Becki, and Marsha

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up with Martha in the same old neighborhood and I graduated with her from Central. Wonderful memories. Martha was a sweetheart, and we always talked when we ran into each other. Some times I wish we could go back to those wonderful times, but we most move forward on our journey through this life. I will always remember Martha for the kind, sweet, gentle person she was. I will be praying for your family at this most difficult time.

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