Helen Siemsen Martin

Helen Siemsen Martin, 98, passed away April 7, 2018 at her home in Annandale, VA. She was born in Table Rock NE Nov 15, 1919. Helen grew up in Table Rock amid a large extended family. She graduated from Table Rock HS in 1936 and attended University of Nebraska.  She married Martin Siemsen in Table Rock in 1941. In 1976 he passed away in Philadelphia PA.  They had lived in Indiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and Pennsylvania. They also lived in Brazil & Spain. Helen returned to Hattiesburg after Martinís passing. In 1989 she married Dave Martin in Houston. They made their home in Hattiesburg where he passed away in 2004. In 2007 she moved to Virginia to be close to family. In the late 50ís & early 60ís Helen managed the Southernaire Motel and was Director of the Personality & Development Program - Charm, at the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and belonged to PEO International. She loved traveling abroad with Martin. Driving was a favorite pastime. She drove across the country with grandson Gavin Chaze to see friends and family. She enjoyed sharing sights in the South with Dave.  She was an avid bridge player. Two children survive Helen. Her son, Martin (Marty) Siemsen, Jr (Celia) their two children Karl (Michele) & Helen Dingus (Morgan), and their children Karl, Parker, and Oscar. Her daughter Betty Ann Wilkins (Jim), her son Gavin Chaze (Elisa) and children Amanda, Ryan, & Hannah. Also surviving are three step children, Mary Skees (Pat), David Martin (Sue), and Bob Martin (Susan).  And their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A burial service will be held at the Table Rock Cemetery on June 19, 2018. A memorial in Helenís name has been established with the Table Rock Historical Society, P. O. Box 66, Table Rock, NE 68447