In Memory

Helen Dobell

Helen R. DoBell
Mar 25, 2017

MISSOULA – Helen R DoBell was 72 years old and passed away on March
22, 2017, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula due to a sudden illness.

Helen was born on February 3, 1945, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents Robert Joseph DoBell Sr.
and Helen Currier DoBell.

Helen received two doctoral degrees, one in theology and the other in
psychotherapy from the University of Chicago and C. G. Jung Institute
of Chicago. Helen loved to quilt, garden, watch wildlife, and float
the Blackfoot River. She was deeply involved with the Catholic Church
and her faith was a very important part of her life. Helen believed in
helping others and the power of positive relationships.

Helen grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she graduated from
Highland High School in 1963. After high school, Helen attended The
University of New Mexico where she was a competitive swimmer, and
earned a bachelors degree in physical education. Upon graduation she
moved to Greeley, Colorado where she earned a masters degree in
physical education and served as the coach of the women's swim team
while teaching undergraduate courses. Helen then moved to Whittier
College in Whittier, California where she worked in the physical
education department for four years. Helen was then compelled to move
to Nerinx, Kentucky where she joined the Sisters of Loretto. While in
Nerinx, Helen focused her attention on the church where she remained
for ten years. Eventually, Helen moved to Chicago, Illinois where she
finished her advanced degrees and opened a very successful private
clinical counseling practice rooted in the teachings of Carl Jung and
the Jungian Institute of Chicago. In 2006, Helen retired to Missoula,
Montana where she could be near family. Helen opened a small private
counseling practice and continued to develop relationships and serve
the Catholic Church. Helen developed many friendships during her time
in Missoula and served as a member of the pastoral staff, director of
faith formation and Christian formation at Blessed Trinity.

Helen is survived by her brother Robert Joseph DoBell Jr., nephew
Robert Douglas DoBell, and niece Genevieve Cathleen DoBell-Siewell,
her husband Jesse Siewell, and their two children Hunter and Douglas.

Garden City Funeral Home and Blessed Trinity will be coordinating
services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in
Helen's name to Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Missoula, Montana.
A vigil service will be held on Monday, March 27, beginning at 7 p.m.
with visitation beginning at 6 p.m., at Blessed Trinity Catholic
Church. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday March 28, beginning
at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow at the church. Burial will be
held on Wednesday, March 29, at the Old St. Mary's cemetery.
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10/04/17 01:11 PM #1    

Lane (Aka Lanny) Leckman

Dear Helen,

I guess we won't have that conversation.

Lane Leckman

10/04/17 02:07 PM #2    

Steve Komadina

Always a wonderful hard working person.  She will be missed by many.  

10/05/17 09:29 AM #3    

Kathy (Kathleen) Hayes

Helen was a dear friend in school and had a spectacular life.  Condolences to her family.  She left many friends, I know.  

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