October 7, 2009

Helga Noordman

Helga S. Noordman, 94, of Watford City, died at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Watford City on Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, 2009. Funeral services were held at Good Shepherd Nursing Home on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. Pastor Tim Swenson officiated and interment was held at Sunny Side Cemetery rural Watford City. Friends are welcome to leave condolences at www.fulkersons.com.
Helga Susan Omley was born on Oct. 18, 1914, to Ole and Pearl (Orr) Omley at Trotters, N.D. She was raised and educated in the Trotters area, and graduated from Beach High School. After graduation, she moved to California where she aided the war effort by working for Northrop Aircraft.
After the war, Helga worked various jobs in California, including a job as a cook in a dormitory and at a telephone company, but mostly she worked as a secretary. She married Tony Noordman.
In the 1990s, Helga returned to North Dakota to be closer to her family and to where she was raised.
She enjoyed riding horses and growing roses. She also liked to do rock landscaping in her yards. She was an avid reader and liked to cook and entertain.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Jan Omley of Brandon, Miss.
Helga was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Lizzie, Oline, Cecil, Ole, George, Geneese, Clarence and Thelma; and husband, Tony Noordman.