Helyne E. Beehler, 88, Mitchell

Helyne E. Beehler, 88, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ken Maldonado officiating. A private family interment will take place at Mitchell City Cemetery. Memorials to Valley View Christian School would be welcomed in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com.

Helyne was born October 15, 1924 in Clear Lake, Wisconsin to Alfred W. and Emma M. Nelson. She married Ernest William Beehler Jr. on July 11, 1948 in South Bend, Indiana and to this union four children were born: Connie, Ernest III "Bud", Bob and Donna.

Helyne graduated with a nursing degree from Columbia Union College in 1947 and worked as an RN to support the family while her husband was in medical school. After her children began school, she served as a medical transcriptionist and later managed her husband's office.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Dr. Ernest W. Beehler of Mitchell; children, Connie J. Beehler of Scottsbluff, Ernest W. "Bud" Beehler of Mitchell, Robert J. (Myrna) Beehler of Bakersfield, CA and Donna J. (Bob) Houston of Omaha; grandson, Matthew (Audrey) Beehler of Visalia, CA; sisters-in-law, Patricia (John) Ruffing of Hemingford and Shara (Lief) Adams of Denver, CO; as well as 8 nieces and 4 nephews.

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