Helen Slawson
Helen Slawson
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Obituary of Helen Slawson

WEST COLUMBIA - Helen W. Slawson died November 27 at the age of 94. She was born July 31, 1916, in Topeka, Kansas. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 29, 2010 in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Reverend Steve Allen will be officiating.Helen lived a long and colorful life. She grew up in the dust bowl of Kansas. During WWII she was 'Rosie the Riveter.' She and her husband moved to West Columbia in 1964. She became the first tour guide at our South Carolina State House. In 1979, Governor Richard Riley awarded Helen the 'Order of the Palmetto.'She is preceded in death by her husband, Barney Slawson and stepdaughter, Jackie Brooks. She is survived by stepgrandson, Lee Brooks and stepgreat-grandson, Josh Brooks.In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the church or organization of your choice. Please sign online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com
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