Helen E. Oates Nov. 12, 1939 – March 4, 2020


SEBASTIAN, Fla. – Helen E. Oates, formerly of Cheyenne, passed away March 4, 2020, at her home in Sebastian. 

Helen was born Nov. 12, 1939, in Lusk, to the late Howard H. and Lois V. Eikenberry. 

Helen spent her life serving others through her various volunteer work as an EMT, Prison Chaplin and Big Fix Coordinator. But her favorite work was with the VITA tax program.  Mrs. Oates was a member of Crossroads Christian Fellowship in Sebastian.  

She leaves her memories to be cherished by her children, Elizabeth (Nick) Lecher of Port St. Lucie, William (Sherry) Oates of Cheyenne and Barbara (Bo) Short of Sebastian; granddaughter, Taylor Oates of Cheyenne; grandsons, Seth Oates of Laramie, Derrick Ivey of Fort Collins and Jackson (Madison) Ivey, South Hill, Wash.; brothers, William Eikenberry of Denver, Robert (Pat) Eikenberry of Wheatland and various nephews and a niece.  

She was predeceased by her husband, William John Oates, and twin brother, Howard (Linda) Eikenberry. 

At the request of the family, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, www.cheyenneanimalshelter.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service, Sebastian.  Condolences may be shared online at www.millenniumcremationservice.com.

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