Helen V. Tighe


(Feb. 27, 2004)

Helen V. Tighe, 82, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died Friday, Feb. 27, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of natural causes. She was born March 29, 1921, in Gebo Wyo., to John R. Budovich and Agnes Patik-Budovich. She was raised and attended Glenrock Public Schools, graduating from Glenrock High School in 1938.

She married John L. Tighe on June 8, 1938, in Glenrock. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1994. They made their home in Midwest and then lived in Powell until 1973. She worked as a cosmetologist for several years prior to becoming a certified message therapist in 1961.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed the Christian fellowship of the congregation and her family. She enjoyed the warmth of Arizona in the winter and the beauty of Yellowstone during the summer, where she often found herself living in the family motor-home with her late husband John. When she wasn't on the road, she liked to shop, cook for the family and spoil her grandchildren.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Janice Griffin of Idaho Falls; three grandchildren, John Griffin, Paul Griffin and Tina Friesen, all of Idaho Falls; eight great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services are scheduled on Thursday March 4, at Wood Funeral Home (273 N. Ridge), with Pastor Larry Cudmore and Pastor Barbara Condon, of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home.