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HELEN ELIZABETH McCARTER

McCARTER HELEN ELIZABETH January 22, 1912-May 18, 2011. Feisty, funny, and fiercely independent, she left our presence in her 100th year. She is dearly loved and missed by her children, Phyllis Faustich, Roger White, Carole (Jim) Jay, Sandi (Jim) Roberts, and Liz (Tom) McMahon. Grandma to 12, great-grandma to 25, great-great-grandma to 18, Helen is predeceased by her four husbands, four siblings, and two grandsons. In the late 1920's, Helen worked as a long-distance switchboard operator and retired as a gauge crib attendant with Ex-Cell-O Corp. in Detroit, Michigan. She was an incredibly talented seamstress and fabric-aholic. In 1987, she made Tucson her home. Known for her spirit, sense of humor and straight talk, Helen would say later in life, "I can't see and I can't hear, but my mouth works pretty good." Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, DODGE CHAPEL. A memorial will be held in Michigan at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to TMC Hospice, Tucson, AZ or to the charity of your choice. We love you mom, gramma and little gram. "Toodle-ooooh."

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Jill Lorie Hurst05/22/2011

What a fun and wonderful lady she was!

Sherm & Ruth Ann McMahon05/22/2011

To Liz & Tom and all of Helen's family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We will always have fond memories of your Mom.

Jackie & Bill Szumanski05/22/2011

So long to a great Lady...We will always remember the kitchen window, with Hey Szumanski, look what I made. Vibrant personality, loved by all who had the pleasure of meeting her. Bill & Jackie Szumanski

Cathy Reedy05/22/2011

Helen McCarter, named Little Grandma by Jason her 1st great grandson so many years ago. She babysat him for a short time as a toddler. Scotty rode him on his back crawling on the floor in his late years. The two of them an important part of my boys lives. As family always is. Little Grandma never left anything unsaid or undone that she wanted to do we should all have a little of that quality. Thank you Lil" Grandma

Kathy Stewart05/23/2011

Liz and Tom, I had no idea your mom had reached the incredible age of 100. I am really sorry for your loss, but whatever problems she may have had in her later years, she is at peace now. Blessings and God bless you both.

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