Driest, Helen C., Saginaw, Michigan


Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Covenant HealthCare Cooper. Age 92 years. Daughter of the late Edward and Katy (Smigelski) Leidich, Helen was born July 23, 1919 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Alvin C. Driest on June 8, 1946. He predeceased her June 14, 2005. Helen was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are two daughters, Janet and Glen Vandiver; Arab, Alabama; Gloria and Thomas Sawyer, Houghton Lake; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Nellie Casey, Saginaw; several nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Monday at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. www.snowfuneralhome.net