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Terry Elvina Helmer

Terry Elvina Helmer, 68, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming.

Terry Elvina Helmer came into this world on September 23, 1955, to parents Vern and Elsie Helmer. As the youngest of four children in the Helmer household, Terry became quick friends with every animal she met. It was not much of a surprise when Terry would bottle-feed raccoons and ride the family cow. 

Terry started her family when she married in 1973 to a boy down the road, and she enjoyed raising three children that grew to be full-sized. She was active with local booster clubs, involved with Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and Job's Daughters, and these organizations saw Terry traveling around the State of Wyoming and meeting many others. 

In the 1990s, Terry started to re-invent herself and attend college, earning an Associate of Arts in Sociology from Northwest College in Powell, and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Chadron State College.

Terry was quick to boast about having six grandsons, who she was quick to spoil. She enjoyed time with her family, and she was quick to help others in need without reservation.

Terry is preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Elsie Helmer.

Terry is survived by her aunt, Judy Muhm of Texas and her uncle Charles Skippy Muhm of South Dakota; her brothers, Daniel (Martha) Helmer of Washington, Rodney (Luann) of Moorcroft and sister Cathrine (Jim) Rogers of Cheyenne; her son, Todd (Tara) Newlin of Gillette; daughters, Tammy Bond and Annie Custard, both of Powell; her grandsons, Dakota Bond, Dalten Bond, Duncan Bond, Zackary Custard, Matthew Newlin and Mason Newlin; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church in Moorcroft.  Inurnment followed in the Moorcroft City Cemetery.

The family asks that in place of flowers or cards, donations be made to your local animal shelter.

Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at