Helen Deloris Olive (Moen), born August 7, 1932, passed away December 12, 2020. She was preceded in death by beloved husband of 60 years, Thomas M. Olive; parents, Harry and Ruth Moen and sister, Edith. Helen is survived by sons, Thomas H., William and James; daughter, Karen; daughters-in-law Martha and Jeanette; grandchildren, Stephanie, Michael, Ruth, Vanessa, Suzanne, Elsie, Nathan, Ethan and Henry; grandsons-in-law, Ehghay and Kierian; great-grandchildren, Lucy, Zeke and Dahlia; step-grandsons, Andrew, John, Joe, Marcus and Matthew.
Helen graduated from South High School, class of 1950 and attended the Minnesota School of Business and the University of Minnesota. She then worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Hennepin County Department of Court Services as an administrative assistant.
Helen and family joined Transfiguration Lutheran Church January 1, 1962. She was a stay-at-home mom for 20 years, during which time she did volunteer work for Transfiguration Lutheran Church, including training confirmation students to serve as TLC acolytes. Each Sunday morning she was here for all the services to get the acolytes robed and ready for their ministry and taught Sunday school. Helen drove for Meals on Wheels, was a Cub Scout den mother, Boy Scout merit badge counselor, a room mother, and she volunteered in the Bloomington schools' lunch rooms. Later she went back to work at Normandale Community College. Reading was her main hobby, then bridge and photography. She traveled extensively with her husband Tom, visiting 41 countries and 44 states.
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