Helen Bauer Nab


Aug. 13, 1922 – March 24, 2018

TORRINGTON – Funeral services for Helen Bauer Nab, 95, will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with Pastor Cindy Bowker officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. 

Helen passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb., following a brief illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Torrington Senior Friendship Center or the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church. 

Visitation will be 1 – 4 p.m. Thursday at the Colyer Funeral Home. The casket will be open prior to the service at the church. 

Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.  

Helen was born Aug. 13, 1922, to Henry and Anna Marie (Eckhardt) Bauer. She was the seventh of nine children. She attended the Lake Alice and Roosevelt Schools in Scottsbluff. After completing the eighth grade Helen went to work at a cannery to help support the family. She worked there for about one year until she found a better job as a live-in housekeeper. She was a housekeeper for Doctor Wyrens, his wife and four sons. She was allowed to go home on weekends and was 15 at the time. 

When her parents moved to Torrington two years later, Helen was fortunate to find work again as a live-in housekeeper for Sheriff DeWitt and his wife. She said they were wonderful to her. On Dec. 31, 1940, she married Harold Nab and began a life of farming.

Helen was a member of the Cherry Creek Homemakers Club for years and a 4-H leader and state fair chaperone for 10 years with the Cherry Creek 4-H Club. She was a member of the Torrington Presbyterian Church for more than 64 years. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Ladies Circle for decades until her health forced her to sideline herself. 

At the age of 55 after a lifetime of farming, Helen launched a custom drapery business, H&B Drapery Boutique. She ran the boutique with her daughter-in-law Beverly until she was 78 years old and retired to care for her husband, Harold.

Helen is survived by her children, Ronald (Loretta) Nab of Torrington, Timothy (Beverly) Nab of Yutan, Neb., and Rebecca (David) Young of Torrington; grandchildren Kevin Nab of Torrington, Wendy (Greg) Posten of Torrington, Denise (Randy) Hill of Torrington, Leon (Shelley) Nab of West Haven, Utah, Rhonda (Kevin ) Royer of Gretna, Neb., Nikki (Calvin) Alford of Tempe, Ariz., and Ryan Innes (Delphine) of Pinon, Ariz.; grandchildren Emilee Nab of West Haven, Utah, Tiffani (Lori) Thompson of Lakenheath AB, England, Wyatt and Cheyenne Royer of Gretna, Owen Alford of Tempe, Anthony Dominguez of Torrington, Shali (Jordan) Courtney of Torrington, Nathaniel Dominguez of Torrington, and Heath and Christopher Hill of Torrington; great-great-grandchildren Jackson Hill of Torrington, Corbin Hill of Torrington, Dalton Thompson of Lakenheath AB, England, Lincoln Courtney of Torrington; and sister Doris Ketchum of Seattle, Wash. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold; parents Henry and Anna Marie Bauer; brothers Henry, Hank, and Peter Bauer; sisters Mary Schaneman, Sundari Peruman (Katherine Bauer), Ester Schmidt and Pauline Bauer.

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