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Helena E. Waters

September 18, 1921 - January 15, 2021

Life Legacy

Helena Elaine “Elaine” Waters was born to Eric Raymond and Helena Marie (nee Hanafin) Robbins on September 18, 1921 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She died on January 15, 2021 in San Leandro, California. She married the love of her life, Lee Truett Waters, in San Francisco, California in 1958. Lee and Elaine spent time living in Europe while he served in the U.S. Army. They settled in San Lorenzo, California in the early 1960's and remained in the Bay Area ever after. He preceded her in death in 1998 as did her brother Robert Eric Robbins in the year 2000. She is survived by several nieces and nephews in the United States and several cousins in Canada as well as many loving friends locally. Elaine enjoyed reading, gardening, bicycling, and traveling the world. She was a devout Catholic and had a very strong faith. May she rest in peace with those who went before her.

A virtual memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 27th at 10 AM with a private inurnment at Golden Gate National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations in her name to St. Jude Children's Hospital or a charity of your choosing. 

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