Mrs. Helen Riley Kaiser, 92, of Metairie, LA, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Mrs. Kaiser was born July 4, 1925, to The Late Eula Sturgeon Riley and Ruthie Collums Riley of Tunica County, MS. She graduated from Sardis High School in Sardis, MS in 1943. She was a member of the Greatest Generation who endured the hardships of WW II. She lost her only sibling, Darrell Riley, who was shot down in a B-52 bomber over Germany in 1944. Her first job upon graduating from high school was administrative assistant at the Japanese Internment Camp in Como, MS. She went on to work in Washington, DC, at the Naval Station and the Air National Guard in Memphis, TN, where she met her husband. She was a homemaker, gourmet cook, master knitter, and in later years a designer/crafter of fine jewelry. She was a faithful, practicing Catholic at St. Ann Catholic Church in Metairie.
Mrs. Kaiser leaves behind her loving family which includes her two daughters, Therese Kaiser Palmertree of Baton Rouge and Elizabeth Ann Kaiser of New Orleans; three grandchildren, Jason Palmertree of Baton Rouge, Rachel Palmertree Stewart and her husband, Chris Stewart of Baton Rouge, Riley Palmertree and his wife, Elizabeth Buckley of Washington, D.C.; and three great grandchildren, Connor Stewart, Aiden Stewart, and Emma Stewart of Baton Rouge. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Raymond Martin Kaiser.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral mass at St. Ann Catholic Church on 3601 Transcontinental Drive in Metairie, LA, on Wednesday April 18, 2018, at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM prior to the mass. Graveside services will be held on Thursday morning, April 19, 2018, at 10:00 AM in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis, MS.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church in her honor.
Ray-Nowell Funeral Home - Sardis Chapel and Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home of Metairie, LA are in charge of arrangements.