SCOFIELD/PRICE-Richard W. Helsten, age 71, returned to the loving arms of his Heavenly Father and parents on September 16, 2013. He was born April 19, 1942 in Scofield, Utah to Frank T. and Frances Williams Helsten and for the first 50 years Richard enjoyed a full life in Scofield with his parents and in Castle Dale with his aunt Gwen and uncle Theo Seely. For the last twenty years he has lived in his home in Price with his close friends Kenneth Wade, Tyler Isaacson and Todd Marvidikis.
Richard loved everyone and taught all of us how to love unconditionally. He also loved music, especially the polka. He always talked about trucks, trains, keys and money.
Richard and his family would like to thank Jeff Hunt and all his caregivers at TKG who cared for him for the past 20 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Ruth Helsten; all his aunts and uncles and many cousins.
Richard is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Ted (Pam) Helsten, Harvey Helsten, Paul Helsten, and Ann (Woody) Carter; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 11 a.m., Scofield LDS Ward. Family will receive friends at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the church in Scofield and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Scofield Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Richard at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.