Published DateELK GROVE, Calif. — Helen Casillas, born Maria Elena Casillas, went home with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 14, 2013.
She was born April 22, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA to William and Eva Casillas. She met and married Jerry Hency in 1960. One year later, Helen gave birth to her daughter, Lisa Marie and two years later, youngest child, Karin Lorraine.
Helen was a loving mother to her daughters. She helped her husband start an air conditioning business and following her divorce in 1980, went to work for Bendix in Sylmar, CA. Later, she became a realtor in the Santa Clarita Valley.
In her later years with declining health, Helen moved to the Sacramento area and lived with her sister, Marguerite Hall. She was happy to be near her daughter Lisa and her grandchildren as well.
Helen will be remembered as a compassionate and caring mother, sister, and aunt, and a true friend to all who knew her.
Helen is survived by her daughters Lisa Hency, of El Dorado Hills, CA and Karin Nelson (Karin's husband, Marc), of Meredith, NH; her sister, Marguerite Hall, of Elk Grove, CA; her grandchildren: Michael Nelson (his wife Ashleigh) of Waltham, MA, Emilie Nelson of Boston, MA, Justin Bauler of Elk Grove, CA, and Alex Bauler of El Dorado Hills, CA. She is also survived her niece, Michelle Ernster (husband Matt), of Elk Grove, CA and their children: Kristen and Logan Leatherman, Elizabeth and Rayman Ernster; her nephew, Russell Magloughlin (his wife to be Amy Schacher) and their children: Ryan Magloughlin and Brycen Schacher of Fargo, ND.
Services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Chapel at East Lawn Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624.