Helen Fitzgerald Exeter departed her loving family on May 22, 2023 to join her devoted husband, Kenneth Hazen Exeter, in our Father’s Kingdom.\n\nHelen was born on December 31, 1931 to Edward and Charlotte (Fowlks) Fitzgerald of Cottonwood, Utah. She was the youngest of 9 children.\n\nHelen married her high school sweetheart in 1950. Even though they were married for 72 years, Ken always called her his bride. She is the mother of Kent (deceased), Garey (Kerry), Cynthia (James), David (Shelley) and Pamela (Val). She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She always enjoyed visits from her grandkids and great-grandkids.\n\nGrowing up on a farm she learned to work hard at a very young age. She started working as a domestic at the age of 10. This work ethic enabled Helen and Ken to establish two successful businesses in the Salt Lake Valley. She loved being able to spend her days working together.\n\nHelen devoted her life to her husband and children. She supported Ken when he decided to get his bachelor’s degree with 4 small children at home. She raised her children with love and discipline, teaching all the life lessons they needed to become successful partners and parents. We all owe Mom a debt of gratitude for all she taught us.\n\nHelen lived in Utah, California, and Colorado and spent the rest of her years back in Utah. Growing up we took many vacations in our tiny camper where we all built wonderful memories. She loved sitting on a beach listening to the waves or on the shore of a river. We all have memories of having to bathe in icy streams or lakes. Mom took many trips with dad: Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Alaska. In her later years, she enjoyed 4 wheeling in the mountains of central Utah. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing cards and puzzling.\n\nHelen was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life.\n\nMom left behind many wonderful neighbors and friends whom we are very grateful for the support and kindness they provided her since losing her husband last year.\n\nWe would also like to express our gratitude to the caregivers at Sagewood Assisted Living for taking such good care of our mom this past year.\n\nMom will be greatly missed by all of us, but we take comfort knowing she is with Dad and Kent again.\n\nGraveside services will be held at Murray City Cemetery on June 2, 2023 at 11:00 am. Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com.