Remembering Helen DeVos:  Wife, Mother, Philanthropist

Helen passed October 18, 2017 at 90 years of age.

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  • A Tribute to the late Mrs. Helen DeVos, Benefactor, Humanitarian, Friend and Committed Worker in God’s Vine Yard. The Bible tells us to work while it is day. In our work to advance the Kingdom of our Savior down here we, through our service to...

    View tribute by Rev. Dr. Samuel Broomfield Reeves, Jr. , Nov 08, 2017
  • I recall meeting Mrs. Devos as a newly chosen student of the Devos Leadership Initiative. As she spoke to us for the first time, I wondered what would she say to encourage mostly people that had a heart for serving the inner city poor. As she...

    View tribute by Rev Kelvin Bowen, Nov 01, 2017
  • Thousands of children and families, in the country of Zambia, have been blessed by the kindness, faithfulness and generosity of Helen DeVos. With her support, vulnerable children who never dreamed of graduating from high school now have a diploma,...

    View tribute by Cari Armbruster (Alliance for Children Everywhere), Oct 23, 2017
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the DeVos family as they mourn the loss of their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife. Helen was a true leader in our community, on her own and at the side of husband, Rich. Her support for health,...

    View tribute by Richard J. Pappas, Oct 23, 2017
  • Helen is now embraced by the peace of God just as she enables us to be healed by the beauty of music.

    View tribute by David Lockington, Oct 23, 2017

Helen and Rich

Helen with her husband Rich

1927 ~ 2017

“She told us that she never questioned ‘What happens if he dies?’ because my faith informs me about what that picture looks like."

- Dick DeVos