Our sweet mom graduated this earthly existence and gained her heavenly wings on September 24, 2022. There to greet her were her parents, husband Ray, son Leslie, daughter Paula, siblings Donald, Etta Louise, Dorothy, and Barbara, and three great grandchildren, Gavin, Carissa, and Jack.\n\nHelen Warren Cartwright was the fourth of six children born to Eugene Warren and Monta Lister in Parowan, Utah on June 28, 1934. With siblings Donald, Frank, Louise, Dorothy, and Barbara she always had a playmate and someone to share the workload a large family brings.\n\nShe spent her younger years in Parowan, Utah and graduated from Parowan High School in May of 1952. Two short months later, she married her life-long friend and eternal companion Ray Cartwright on July 18, 1952 at her home in Parowan. Their union was later solemnized in the St. George Utah Temple. They moved to Beaver, Utah where they raised their family of four children, Leslie, Cathy, Paula (Dave), and David (Monty).\n\nIn addition to raising her family, Helen also worked outside the home. She waited tables at the Ponderosa Café in Beaver and at the sewing factory. Later in her life, she worked at Arby's in Beaver before retiring in June 1996.\n\nHelen taught her children the value of hard work and pride in a job well done. She was quick witted and was always ready with an off-the-cuff zinger. She always wanted to have the last word and was not afraid to express her ideas and opinions. Sometimes, if we disagreed with her "it's my way or the highway" philosophy, she'd slip her Sass shoe off and fling it at us like a boomerang! We quickly learned to duck or take cover when we crossed her.\n\nHelen prided herself in keeping an immaculate home and beautiful yard. She had a green thumb for all things in her yard but roses were her favorite. Helen was happiest when she was in the company of her family, especially her grandkids. You never left her home without a bag of cookies or chex mix. She was a very talented seamstress and shared her gifts making wedding dresses, blankets, skirts, and flannel jammies. She will be dearly missed by all of us especially during the upcoming holiday season. Thanksgiving and Christmas were her favorite because it meant being with her family, which was and is her greatest treasure. \n\nShe is survived by her brother Frank, children Cathy and David (Monty), grandchildren Sheila, Neil, Daniel, Cody, Katie, Denise, Misty, David Ray, Sage Sierra, and Carly, 34 great grandchildren (with one more on the way), and 7 great-great grandchildren.\n\nFuneral services for Helen will be Friday, September 30th, 2022 at 11:00am at Southern Utah Mortuary (195 North 200 West, Beaver, Utah). Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Beaver, Utah. Online condolences may be sent and a live stream of the funeral service may be viewed on Helen's obituary page at www.mortuary.org.