Helen Rachael Gates, 89 of Dexter went to be with the Lord October 9, 2018.
Helen was born March 14, 1929 in West Carthage, NY the daughter of Laura LaLonde and Glenn Pierce. She is survived by her husband Harry R. Gates of 70 years, two sons, Daniel (Candy), Michael and Debbie and daughter-in-law, Jan, sister Marylyn (Peanut) Burto, nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Along with her parents, Helen was predeceased by a son, David (1999) and sister Evelyn Potter. The couple resided in Carthage until 1988 at which time they moved to Pillar Point and retired.
Helen’s legacy was to serve Christ, love her husband and the people around her.
A graduate of Carthage Central School. Helen worked as a Technician for St. Regis Paper in Carthage and later worked at Carthage Central School in the cafeteria.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Airport Christian Fellowship Church on November 24th at 11:00 am. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia, 100 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134. Online condolences may be made through Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter at dexterfuneralhome.com.