Helen Yourdesky, 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg, Indiana. She was born on April 4, 1933 to the late Tomas Flores and Rosa Lopez in Manhattan, New York, and was also raised by her loving step-father, Arturo Lopez. Helen was a retired Registered Nurse. She worked at the Loma Linda University Hospital in Loma Linda, and Riverside General Hospitals in California. After traveling the world as a military family Helen raised several foster kids that still love her as a Mom. She saved the life of a young drowning child in Japan and received an award from the Japanese government. She was a great seamstress and made clothes for her kids growing up. She taught her love, strength and compassion to her daughter who was by her side in her last days to send her off peacefully. In her spare time Helen enjoyed sewing, reading, and watching sports on t.v. Her appreciation of humor and a good joke would make her laugh light up the room.
Survivors include her daughters, Terry Woods of Lakewood, Washington, Bobbie MacIntosh (Jack) of Sellersburg, Indiana, sons David Yourdesky (Ginny) of Vista, California, Michael Escobedo of New Albany, Indiana, grandchildren, Dylan Woods, Genevieve Lee, Amanda Woods, Traci Woods, Jenna Baker (Wes), Deven MacIntosh (Ariel) and Michael MacIntosh (Gwen), Brian Yourdesky and April Yourdesky. Helen also leaves behind 8 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory, and her beloved brother, Jerry Lopez (Sylvia) of Long Island, New York. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg, Indiana.
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