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Helen Johnson Ivers

A memorial service is planned March 17 in Aspen for Helen Johnson Ivers.

Helen Johnson Ivers, a longtime resident of Aspen, died Friday, March 10, at the LaVilla Grande Care Center in Grand Junction after a prolonged illness. She was 91 years old.

Helen was born in Boston on Nov. 23, 1914. She grew up in Newton, Mass., and attended Simmons College, where she received both her bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in social work. Following her graduate work, she accepted a position as admissions officer at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. In 1940, she met and married John Ivers, vice president of Eastern Industries. Helen was an active member of the American Association of University Women, the Simmons Club and the New Haven Country Club for many years.

She is survived by her two daughters, Joan Gantzel of Aspen and Barbara Stevenson of Grand Junction; two grandchildren, Katie Gantzel Waldeck of Aspen and Neil Gantzel of Glenwood Springs; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Kellogg Waldeck of Aspen.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, at the Aspen Chapel, with a reception immediately followings at the chapel. Gregg Anderson will officiate.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Special Olympics Colorado; 410 17th St., Suite 200; Denver, CO 80202, or Mountain Valley Developmental Services; P.O. Box 338; Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

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