Helen Silk Obituary, Helen Silk Has Passed Away

Helen Silk Obituary, Helen Silk Has Passed Away

Helen Silk Obituary, Death Cause – On July 5, 2023, our wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Helen Angie Silk, passed away in a calm and serene manner.
Helen Bennett was welcomed into the world on December 2nd, 1935 in Butte, Montana, by her doting parents, Verne and Josie. She attended Butte Girls’ Central High School and grew up in the city of Butte. She was a figure skater when she was younger and competed for the Butte Figure Skating Club. Because of her outstanding academic performance, she was extended a job offer by the County Superintendent of Schools the moment she graduated from high school.

She was an accomplished poet who could compose a poem on the spot, regardless of the circumstances. She was also an excellent cook, and some of her signature dishes included filleted fish, pasties, and povitica. Her recipes are highly prized, and they are still enjoyed at practically all of the family get-togethers. Helen was a skilled seamstress who had a penchant for producing Barbie doll clothes and furniture. It is said that one year, she “saved Christmas” by making these items. She donated her time to the Lady of the Rockies organization. During the beginning of Dave’s career as a speedskater, she accompanied him on early trips to St. Paul and Milwaukee.

Helen and Bill attended the Olympic Games in 1984, which were held in Sarajevo, and the entire family attended the Olympic Games in 1988, which were held in Calgary. Both she and Bill contributed a significant amount of time and effort to the High Altitude Sports Center. At the Sports Center, Helen could be seen assisting customers and working the concessions stand on a regular basis.  On a chance encounter, she was introduced to the man who would become the love of her life, William James Silk. They tied the knot on June 22, 1957, and from that day forward began a journey that would take them through 53 years of love, faith, family, and happiness until Bill’s death on December 10, 2010. Camping and snowmobiling were two of Helen’s favorite ways to spend time with her family and friends. She looked forward to those three weeks at Seeley Lake every summer with great anticipation. She had a lot of imagination and always found ways to keep herself busy, most of the time by doing things for other people.

Author: James Lucas