HELEN ELIZABETH WIESSEMAN WARMER Born: December 10, 1913 Died: February 14, 2004 Helen E. Warmer, 90 of Rancho Bernardo died on the morning of February 14th at Pomerado Hospital of respiratory complications.
Helen was born into the family of Frank and Ida Wiesseman of Santa Ana, California. She dedicated her life to education and was a life long member and supporter of the United Methodist Church.
Helen's educational achievements include a BS from USC in 1936, a general secondary credential from Stanford in 1940, and a MA from the Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University in 1946.
Helen dedicated her life to education. She taught at Stephen R. Fitz School in Garden Grove, Willard Jr. High School in Santa Ana, and Fullerton Union High School. Helen also served a director of Christian Education at the Westwood Community Methodist Church in Los Angeles. She culminated her career as the assistant vice principal at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton.
Helen was an active member of the United Methodist Church most of her life. She was most recently affiliated with St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church in San Clemente and Hope United Methodist Church in Rancho Bernardo.
In 1969 at age 55 Helen married Charles Edwin Warmer with whom she enjoyed 5 1/2 wonderful years before being widowed. Despite their short time together, Helen became an inseparable member of Charles' family.
Helen supported many charitable organizations. She favored organizations that help disadvantaged people by facilitating and teaching them to become more self sufficient. These charities included The Carter Center, City Quest, Goodwill Industries, United Methodist Church, Laubach Literacy International, and School of Theology at Claremont to name a few. Helen was a hardworking, self disciplined, kind hearted individual who lived life at its fullest and managed to find the "good" on which to focus her attention.
Helen' s life touched many and she will be greatly missed. She is preceded by her brother Carl Wiesseman and Sister Violet Stauffer and survived survived by her step daughters Nancy Chidester and Kathleen Forman, her nephew Robert F. Stauffer, niece Ann Christensen, and 9 great nieces and nephews. An internment ceremony will be held a Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside on March 26th at 2pm.
Published in the Orange County Register on 3/10/2004.