Born March 23, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania she was a long time resident of Spokane before moving to Houston in 2011 to live close to family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence (Cip) and Helen Paulsen.
Helen’s passion in life was music.
She was a classically trained opera singer until she married.
She sang in the choir at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral.
Helen was also an avid tennis player and a longtime member of The Junior League in Spokane.
She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include sons Arthur Kinley of Santa Rosa, Mexico, and Mark Kinley and his wife Terry of Houston, Texas; brother Cip Paulsen Jr.; grandchildren Travis Browning, Justin Kinley, Matthew Shailer, and Katelyn Shailer.
The family will receive guests during Visitation on Sunday, July 21st from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:00am at Heritage Funeral Home, with interment following at Riverside Memorial Park.