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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Helen Y Johnson
July 29, 1946 - April 22, 2021

Place of Birth: Sidney, MT
Residence: Sidney, MT
Age: 74

Helen Y. Johnson, 74, Sidney, MT, went to be with her Savior Jesus on Thursday, April 22, 2021, while under the care of hospice with her daughters by her side.
Helen was born on July 29, 1946 to Frank Emmett Gurney Jr. and Amy (Jackson) Gurney in Sidney, MT. She attended Sidney Public Schools graduating in 1964 and went on to attend Billings Business School earning a two-year business degree.
She married Byron Johnson on June 26, 1966 and was blessed with two lovely daughters.
They lived in Kearns, Utah until they moved back to Sidney to be closer to family. While in Utah, Helen worked at Tooele Army Depot, where she documented what needed to be repaired on broken machinery shipped back from the Vietnam war. She held many jobs at Holly Sugar, now known as Sidney Sugars.
Her biggest accomplishment was when she joined the family business, Gurney Electric, and worked beside her father and brothers. She retired from Gurney Electric after 34 years.
Helen enjoyed attending Assembly of God Church, along with spending time taking care of her yard and flowers. She had a special love for animals which was seen in the care and joy she had for her cats. She frequently traveled to see her daughters and she always had fun stories to share about her many Amtrak train adventures. Helen loved spending time with her grandchildren including attending their hockey games throughout the years. She also enjoyed spending time with her friend Gloria Sanders as well as her sisters-in-law Darlene and Tawnya Gurney.
Helen is survived by her daughters Pam (Troy) Mickelson of Rochester, MN and Theresa (Jim) Larson of Fargo, ND; her grandchildren Francesca (Frankie) Mickelson, T. Palmer Mickelson, Emily Larson and Benjamin Larson; her brother Ron (Tawnya) Gurney of Sidney, Montana; her sister-in-law Darlene Gurney of Fairborn, Ohio; her many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and her special pen pal Trey Nuño.
She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Amy Gurney and her brother Frank Gurney III.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to Sanford Hospice House for their compassion and care.
In lieu of flowers, Helen’s wishes are to have memorials sent to Sidney Assembly of God.

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Brenda Grey (Sidney, MT)
Apr 24, 2021
Mike and I just heard this. Helen was such a nice lady. Whenever we stopped in at Gurney Electric she was so great to help with whatever you needed.
Our prayers and thoughts are with her family.
Toots Johnson McCollough (Billings, MT)
Apr 24, 2021
Helen was a wonderful neighbor. She always had kind words when we spoke. She checked in on Grandma for us often. A wonderful Christian lady with a big heart. I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to the family.
Violet E Tharp, Eddy Vaira (Sidney, Montana)
Apr 24, 2021
Our sincere condolences to the Gurney family. We had many good visits with Helen when going to the shop. She definitely knew her merchandise. May the family find comfort knowing she is in the loving arms of our God and Savior.
sandi angel (sidney, montana)
Apr 25, 2021
Oh my gosh you guys!!! Chris has kept me informed during this time and I was always asking him. She's gone--and now I read about it. I thought the WORLD of Helen!!! She was always so kind and ready to visit. I am so very sorry and I send my condolences to you all--Ron and family, Tanya and family and Chris and family. I pray the Lord gives you peace and strength during this time and please know she's with her Heavenly Father now and at rest!! God Bless you all--Sandi Beagle Angel
sandi angeL (SIDNEY, MONTANA)
Apr 25, 2021
I'm sorry--I think I said Ron and family and Tanya and family and I KNOW Ron is Tanya's husband. Dah--but I also want to say I'm sorry to Helen's family--children, etc.
Darlene Gurney (Fairborn, OH)
Apr 25, 2021
Pam,Theresa and family So sorry for your loss. Your Mom Was a amazing lady and great friend. She will be dearly missed
Janette McCollum (Sidney, MT)
Apr 25, 2021
Ron, Tawnya and Helen's family...
I am so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God's Blessings! Janette McCollum
Mark & Sherry Anderson (Sidney, Mt)
Apr 26, 2021
To all of helen,s family She was A very nice lady ,our parys go out to all you
Sharon Smelser (Fargo, ND)
Apr 26, 2021
Knowing Helen was to know faith in God. As a customer of Gurney Electric, I knew Helen, as Mom of Theresa, I knew Helen, as a grocery store shopper, I knew Helen and every time we talked we exchanged special words about God's love for us and His gift of eternal life with Him. The most common denominator we had began in 2004 with the word "cancer". My son Todd was undergoing chemo at Roger Maris center here, Theresa was his nurse, then Theresa and Helen were undergoing treatment for cancer and so we had a good many conversations about it. I moved to Fargo last June and had I known Helen was here, I would have contacted her. (My condo is a block from the Hospice House!) While sending my thoughts and prayers at the passing of Dear Helen, I also rejoice with you, her families, that she is now with her Savior, Jesus.
Patty Kueffler (Williston , ND)
Apr 26, 2021
To all of Helen’s family. I was so saddened to learn of Helen’s passing. Helen was a customer of mine for years and always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a wonderful lady! May her memories bring you comfort in the days to come. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.
Lyle an Joann (West Fargo, ND)
Apr 26, 2021
Pam and Theresa and families
Our thoughts are with you in the loss of your Mother. Your Mom was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by everyone.
Devra Goulart & Blaine Rogers (Sidney, Montana)
Apr 27, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. She was a remarkable woman and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pauline (Williston , ND)
Apr 29, 2021
Helen was such a sweet lady. I enjoyed when she would come to the Station to board the train. She would arrive early and we would talk about so many things. She will be missed.

My condolences to the family.
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