Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Darlene Helderman



Idaho Press-Tribune

April 15, 1983

            Thomas Helderman

            Graveside services for Thomas H. Helderman, 71, of 472 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, who died Wednesday, April 13, at a Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Parma Cemetery with the Rev. Merle J. Fisher, S.M. of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, officiating. Friends may meet at the cemetery. Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.

            He was born Nov. 27, 1911, at Bloomfield, Mo., to Harvey and Laura Helderman. He was reared and educated in Missouri. He came to Idaho in 1926 and lived in the Parma and Wilder areas where he farmed. He worked for J.R. Simplots in Caldwell for 16 years. He retired in 1977 and had resided in the Nampa area since. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

            He is survived by one son, Tommy Loren Helderman, Huston, Idaho; two daughters, Darlene Kay Newman, Lowman and Debra Mae Helderman, Huston; two brothers, Jay Helderman and James Helderman, both of Parma; three sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Tavie) Hendricks, Nampa, Mrs. Delmer (Mildred) Keck, Caldwell, and Mrs. Clyde (Lottie) Allensworth, Advance, Mo.; and five grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.



Idaho Press-Tribune

September 6, 2009

            Lorraine Baumgardner

            Lorraine Mae (Reno) Baumgardner, 86, of Nampa passed away Aug. 30, 2009, at a local hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Cremation services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. At Lorraine's request, no services will be held.

            Lorraine was born May 10, 1923, to Charles and Della Reno at Snyder, Colo. Lorraine started grade school in Snyder, then the family moved to Adrian, Ore., in 1939. She graduated from Big Bend Grade School in 1940. Lorraine started high school in Adrian before moving to Weimer, Calif., where she trained as a nurse's aide and was employed at the tuberculosis sanitarium. She returned to Adrian in 1943 where she worked as a housekeeper and caregiver for two families in Big Bend.

            Lorraine married Thomas Harvey Helderman on Sept. 4, 1943, at Winnemucca, Nev. They remained in the Big Bend area until the birth of their son, Tommy Loren. They moved to Kuna and then to Twin Falls, where their daughter, Darlene Kay was born. They bought an island outside of Homedale where they lived for eight years before moving into Homedale where their daughter, Debra Mae was born. Lorraine worked in the fields in the summer and at JR Simplot's in the winter for many years.

            Tom and Lorraine were divorced and she moved to Parma. Lorraine married Frank Simmons and moved to Boise. After Frank passed away, she married Dale Baumgardner and later moved to Nampa where she had since resided.

            Lorraine is survived by her son, Tommy Helderman of Caldwell; daughter, Darlene (J. E.) Newman of Caldwell; son-in-law, Randy Lee of Idaho City; two sisters, Alberta (Dave) Martin of Bruneau and Roberta Smith of Homedale; six grandchildren, Loren (Alexis) Helderman, Tamara (Steve) Grosso, Tonya Daniels, Kimberly (Joe) Don Dero, Jeremiah Newman and Rachel (Matt) Elliott; 13 great-grandchildren, Emma, Harvey and Hannah Helderman, Tanner Wilde, Isabella and Olivia Grosso, Steven, Christopher and Caitlin Daniels, Shon Mongold, Kyle and Daemin Don Dero and Jared Elliott; and nieces and nephews, Keith Reno, Connie Thompson, Douglas and Calvin Morrison, Cheryl Ann Hachquet, Valerie Bideganeta, Cole Smith and Robin Shaw.

            Lorraine was preceded in death by her husbands, Tom Helderman, Frank Simmons and Dale Baumgardner; daughter, Debra Lee; grandson, Jacob Helderman; parents, Charles and Della Reno; brothers, Kenneth and Clinton Reno; sister, Darlene Reno; niece, Charlotte Warren; and nephew, Clark Reno.

            Lorraine was known for her kindness and understanding ways and her love for her family and friends. We love you and thank you for everything you did for all of us. You will be greatly missed.