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Helen M. Sebade

Helen M. Sebade

May 14, 1923 - Jun 2, 2009
Helen M. Sebade died at her home in Lander Tuesday morning, June 2, 2009, at the age of 86.

According to her wishes, no services will be held.

Cremation has taken place.

Helen Margaret Sproha was born in Munson, Penn., on May 14, 1923, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Fezszah) Sproha. She grew up in Wharton, N.J., and was graduated from high school there.

She married Boyd D. Sebade on July 16, 1944, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wharton. Mrs. Sebade was a homemaker.

She was of the Catholic faith and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander.

She had lived in Lander for 29 years, moving there from Rapid City, S.D., where she had lived for some 30 years. Prior to that she had lived in Wall, S.D., for a half dozen years.

Her family said Mrs. Sebade enjoyed knitting, sewing and making clothing for the family, baking, gardening, going to the mountains, playing poker, especially with her family, and loved being with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Boyd D. Sebade of Lander; a son, Michael Sebade and his wife Leann of Lander; a daughter, Susan Downham and her husband Jim of Lander; a daughter-in-law, Marla Sebade of Rapid City, S.D.; 10 grandchildren, Christa Drab and her husband Steve, Chad Sebade and his wife Brook, Matthew Sebade, Brian Sebade, Andrew Downham and his wife Ashlee, Kathryn Downham, Amy Schwanz and her husband Mark, and Christopher Downham; four great grandchildren, Hailey Drab, Christian Drab, Brynn Schwanz, and Kyra Schwanz; a brother, Bob Sproha of Mountain Lake, N.J.; a niece, Marie Pehowic; nephews, John Sproha and Joe Sproha.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Andy and Joe Sproha; a sister, Elizabeth McCarthy, and a son, Dave Sebade.

Memorials may be made to the Little Wind Hospice, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.