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Helen Bryson

October 6, 1924 — May 2, 2024

Helen Louise  (Carter) Bryson was born October 6, 1924 to Burton and Nondice (Williams) Carter in Denver, Colorado.

She was married to Calvin H. Bryson just 13 days after they graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in June of 1943. They had been married 60 years when Calvin was killed in an automobile accident.

Helen is survived by her children Janet (Richard) Moore, Ramah Lee Bryson, and Ronald (Greling Li) Bryson; grandchildren Scott (Stacy) Moore, Christopher (Dani) Bryson, Jon Moore, Shane (Sasha) Bryson; great-grandchildren Timothy (Angela) Arterburn, Lucas  (Elizabeth) Arterburn, Tony (Amanda) Arterburn, Bianca (Chase) Bryson, Brianne Moore and Jaydn Bryson and many great-great-grandchildren.

She was a special aunt to the Hilz family after their mom (Helen’s sister) passed away at a very early age, Jimmy  and Marianna and their children,  Steve and Val and their children.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, beloved husband Calvin, son Kevin and daughter in law Linda Bryson as well as four siblings, Roy Carter, Ralph Carter, Theol Hilz and Jack Carter. She was the middle child and the last survivor.

She was a stay-at-home Mom, Aunt and grandma to not only her biological children and grandchildren but also nieces, nephews and many other children. She had a hand in the nurturing of many children, many  of whom called her grandma.

She was a 69 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She belonged to the Methodist Church but was brought up in whatever church was the closest to where they were living.  She and Calvin were married in the Church of the Brethren.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at the Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home on Wednesday May 8, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Garner Township Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Council Bluffs Food Bank.


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Visitation

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 N 16th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 N 16th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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