Friday, July 27, 2001

Helen M. (Meyers) Guzman - Class of 1932

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Helen M. Guzman died on Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital after a brief illness. Helen was born Dec. 21, 1914, in Madison, Wis., the daughter of Arthur and Ruth Meyers. She graduated from Madison Central High School in 1932. She was united in marriage to Simeon Reyes Guzman on Feb. 8, 1946. She was employed for almost four decades by the University of Wisconsin. For much of her employment she was the personal secretary to Dr. Mark H. Ingrahm, who mentioned her in several of his book acknowledgements. In one he said, "Mrs. Guzman has again given me invaluable editorial advice." Helen is survived by her son, David Rey Guzman of California; and a grandson, Paul Murphy. Two brothers-in law survive her, Howard Wagner and Robert Wodke. She is survived by the many nieces and nephews who have enjoyed her company, Betty Custer, Virginia Martinson, Helen (Dolly) Emerson, Nancee Bauer, Jean Ebersohl, John Haight, Pat Madani, Steve Wagner, Frank Meyers, Barbara Wodke, Jean Geving, Bob Wodke, Burton Neesvig, Ruth Garner, Bob Harris, Dick Meyers, Doris Bayer, Earl Day Jr., Mary Ruth Burnes and James Day; and their children who have given her special moments. Several spouses of her nieces were particularly close to her in past years, Corkey Custer and Dick Bauer in particular. She was predeceased by her husband, Simeon; her parents; and her siblings, Robert Meyers, Dorothy Emerson, Margaret Neesvig, Vera Day, David Meyers, Ruth Harris, Mary Waterworth and Grace Wodke. She was also preceded in death by nieces, Betty Von Rutenberg, Ruth Olson and Peggy Neesvig. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2001, at 11 a.m. at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with the Rev. Ute Molitor presiding. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends and relatives may greet the family from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 27, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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