Helen Marie Mays, age 78, died on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Torrey Pines Rehabilitation Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born December 26, 1934 in Pepin, Wisconsin to Manley (Shorty) and Ann Wiskerchen Metcalf. On July 26, 1966 she married Berl Dee Mays in Elko, Nevada.
Helen moved to Nevada in 1936 with her mother to join her dad who was mining. She graduated from White Pine High School. She dealt cards in Jackpot, and work in a flower shop in Twin Falls. Crocheting blankets and pot holders on the side. She co-owned and operated Thousand Spring Trading Post and Classic Furniture. She worked as a flagger and a waitress. They moved to Overton in 1980 where she did crafts and enjoyed her family. After her husband retired they enjoyed traveling and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved Berl, her husband of 46 years.
Survivors include; one sister, Pat (Buddy) Sampson of Ely, NV, one brother, Bernie (Amy) Metcalf of Sunnyside, NV; two sister in laws, LaVon Low of Bosie, ID and Wanda Ohlinger of Gooding, ID. Along with numerous nieces and nephews and the following immediate family members; daughter, Tamra (Jon) Helms of Twin Falls, ID; two sons, Mark (Dreme) Roberts of Overton, NV and John (Lisa) Mays of Pahrump, NV; 6 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish, 900 E. 11th Street, Ely, NV 89301. A visitation will be held Friday,
January 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Moapa Valley Mortuary in Logandale, NV. Interment will be in the Ely City Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com