Helen (Williams) Field-Moulder, 83, of Kingwood, WV, died on Monday, February 26, 2018, at her home.
Helen was born March 24, 1934, in Kingwood, a daughter of the late Robert K. and Gail T. Williams.
She attended Kingwood Elementary and Kingwood High School. Synchronicity happened during a rainstorm at the Buckwheat Festival Parade when Joe Field of Morgantown eyed the lovely Miss Helen standing under her umbrella. He walked up to her and asked if she would mind sharing it with him. They were married a year or so later. Finally moving to Southern California for Joe's work, where Helen raised her boys. Helen and Joe vacationed in Japan, Canada with return visits to the Hawaiian Islands. Helens roots and especially her sister Fran lived in Kingwood, so Helen and the boys would come home most summer vacation months. Then after Joe's passing in Texas, Helen moved back to Southern California, where she met and married Guy Moulder. Guy loved WV, so they moved back to her hometown where they built their beautiful home overlooking a pond. Here, Helen spent her remaining 20 years doing the things she loved. She liked playing card games and was quite the "shark". Helen was a Mountaineer's fan and didn't miss watching WVU games on TV. She was an avid reader, a maker of more than you can count craft projects, including needlepoint and knitting. Helen enjoyed her social membership with the Preston County Senior Center, United Methodist Women's group, Preston Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Red Hat Society and attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Wesley United Methodist Church. Helen was a Christian woman who loved Jesus and the Bible. She especially liked reading Psalms and per her favorite sister Fran, "wasn't that crazy about Revelations."
If you knew Helen, you knew her funny dry sense of humor and intelligence. Right up until the end, Helen's teasing could go right over your head, and if you weren't paying attention, the humor went right on by. With Helen's bright mind, she stayed totally "with it," funny, private and sweet till the end. Helen lived her life and was ready for her room in Heaven. She and her family had the gift of time, reminiscing about all the good times growing up and living a full life.
How do we begin to thank all of Helen's Angels? What a team! Maxine kept her in large print books. Lorie helped her every week for 20 years between her other jobs. Every morning Helen had a big smile for friend and caregiver Gayle, because of the love Gayle brought with her. Pastor Mike checked in every week; bring her prayers and a McDonald's fish sandwich. Her Hospice team of angels came everyday to comfort and care for her transition to peace in heaven. Tina, Jody, Rachel, Paula, Lori, Shelly and finally Kayla, not everyone can do what you ladies do for others, so Thank You.
Dear Helen, I witnessed you, in the end of this life living with grace, beauty, strength, appreciation, caring, generosity, respect for others, compliance, kindness in the face of pain, sweetness and love, so much love. You told everyone "I love you and thank you", till there were tears in all of our eyes. What a gift. A gift that you got to be ready to leave, and the gift of grace you gave to us all, as we watched you go... Aloha Oe Helen, you were loved.
Parting quotes found in her Bible and on a counter... "God is like oxygen. You can't see him, but you can't live without him!" "Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, Faith looks up." And also the lyrics to "Country Roads" by John Denver.
Helen is survived by her son Kent Field (Angela Bell-Field); sister, Frances L. Bishop; niece, Lynn Bishop Peters (Kenneth Peters); nephews, Michael Bishop, Patrick Bishop (Tonja Elliott Bishop); sister-in-law, Naomi Moon-Williams; nephews, Jeff and Tim Williams (Beth Williams); eight grand nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Field and Guy Moulder; her brother Robert "Birdie" Williams; her brother-in-law, Everett Bishop.
A graveside service will be held under the direction of Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Kingwood, with Pastor Mike Harriman officiating.
The family requests that any memorial donations be made in Helen's memory to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, c/o Carolyn Taylor, 4150 Herring Road, Kingwood, WV 26537.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.rotruck-lobb.com.
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