Helen Ruth Bracken
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Helen Ruth Bracken
  • May 28, 1925 - November 24, 2017
  • Sun City, Arizona

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BRACKEN, Helen Ruth, 92, went home peacefully to be with her Lord on November 24, 2017. She was born May 28th, 1925. Helen was the daughter of James and Beulah McCabe. In all the years I knew my Mom, I never heard anyone say a bad word about her. I was always told what a wonderful and loving person she was. Helen lived in Phoenix, Arizona, most of her life. The most important thing in her life, her greatest accomplishment, was raising and caring for her family. Her last ten years at Sun City Health & Rehab Center in Sun City, Arizona, her extended family, were wonderful to her. Helen is survived by her husband Thomas; her children, Linda, Joyce, Patti, and Keith; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Her favorite prayer was "Footprints" - "One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each, I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints; other times there was only one. During the lowest time of my life I could see only one set of footprints so I said, "Lord, you promised me, that you would walk with me always. Why, when I have needed you most, would you leave me?" The Lord replied, "My precious child, I love you and would never leave you. The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." A Funeral Service was held on November 30, 2017 at Surprise Funeral Care, in Surprise, Arizona. Helen was laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona. To sign the guestbook online, and send your memories, condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit, www.surprisefuneralcare.com.