Helen Carol Carnahan Dickey, born January 10, 1927, and the daughter of Lelah Beatrice Tyler Pearson and Stanley Carnahan, passed February 16 at her home in Pacific Palisades at the age of 94.
Born in Beverly Hills, California, attended Beverly Hills High School and UCLA majoring in theater arts, and graduated in 1948 with a theater arts degree. Moved to San Francisco where she was employed as a legal secretary and met her future husband Robert Vernon Dickey, a pilot navigator for United Airlines in 1954. Helen Carol Carnahan married Robert Vernon Dickey in Los Angeles on November 29, 1952, when she was 25 years old. Helen and her husband Robert moved to Pacific Palisades to begin a new career in real estate.
Helen was extremely active in the junior women’s league until the age of 30 when she was asked to join the senior women’s league charity organization. At which time her and a group of friends created a new women’s charity organization Las Doradas (The Golden Ones). For the next 60+ years and still continuing today, this group raises funds for a myriad of organizations throughout Southern California. Throughout the years Helen and Robert volunteered for the Los Angeles open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club.
Her husband Robert Vernon Dickey passed on June 11, 2005, at the age of 81, they have been married for 52 years.
Helen is survived by Stephen Pearson Dickey, Carol Elizabeth Dickey, Donald Tyler Dickey, grandchildren Sarah Jane Rocha, Matthew David Dickey, Tyler Joseph Dickey, and Robert Boonen, great-grandchild Robert Rocha.
Private service will be held graveside at Forest Lawn mortuary park. In lieu of flowers please make a charitable donation to Las Doradas in Pacific Palisades:
Mission: Community service to disadvantaged youth.
Programs: A social group of craft-oriented women who use their talents to benefit disadvantaged youth in our community to improve their futures.
- EIN 95-6112683
- PO Box 582, Pacific
Palisades, CA 90272 USA
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