William Helms Obituary
 
In Memory of

William Carvin Helms

July 31, 1967 - July 29, 2014
Obituary

William "Bill" C. Helms was born on July 31, 1967 in Richmond Heights, MO and passed away in Merced, CA on July 29, 2014. Bill received his B.A. from Principia College in 1989 and his Masters of Social Work from California State University, Stanislaus in 2007. Teacher, Social Worker, hospitality & guest service worker, Bill served his fellow man, and served them with a smile. He belonged to the Merced Golden Lions Club, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA, was a former member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Merced, CA and indulged his passion for trains as the San Joaquin Valley Railfan. Bill was not only...
William "Bill" C. Helms was born on July 31, 1967 in Richmond Heights, MO and passed away in Merced, CA on July 29, 2014.
Bill received his B.A. from Principia College in 1989 and his Masters of Social Work from California State University, Stanislaus in 2007. Teacher, Social Worker, hospitality & guest service worker, Bill served his fellow man, and served them with a smile.
He belonged to the Merced Golden Lions Club, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA, was a former member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Merced, CA and indulged his passion for trains as the San Joaquin Valley Railfan.
Bill was not only a father to 4 great kids but he was also an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 333, jazz musician, Lion of the Year 2011-12, President Merced Golden Lions, and Rackham Court West Son of UM-YAH. He enjoyed bicycling for work and for fun with his family, Frisbee on the Chapel Green, San Francisco Giants. Besides being anywhere with family, his favorite places to be were tubing behind a speeding boat at Windward on Glen Lake, MI, Camp Leelanau, Principia, and his hometown, Hudson, OH.
Bill leaves behind his children, Kendall, Sara, Robin and Nathan Helms all of Merced, CA; brothers, Chris Helms of Seattle, WA and David Helms of Chicago, IL; and father, W. Farley Helms, Cleveland, OH.
Bill loved his time both as a camper and counselor up in Northern Michigan, so the family asks that anyone wishing to recognize Bill, please do so by supporting Camp Leelanau. Donations can be made in Bill's name to Camp Leelanau, 1653 Port Oneida Rd., Maple City, MI 49664 or online at http://www.leelanau-kohahna.org/give-to-camp/donation/
Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.

Guest Book

The Guest Book for William Carvin Helms is no longer available online.

If you would like to reopen this Guest Book allowing further messages from loved ones, click here.


More Obituaries

Merced Sun Star
WILLIAM C. HELMS "BILL" 7/31/1967-7/29/2014 William "Bill" C. Helms was born on July 31, 1967 in Richmond Heights, MO and passed away in...

Read obituary at Merced Sun Star.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now