Date Honored: August 2005
Helen left behind a host of loving friends in March 2005. We remember Helen for her devoted friendship, which often manifested itself through her exquisite entertaining. She was one of the great hostesses of both Colorado Springs and Houston. From her bed at Pikes Peak Hospice, she was making plans for her next party. Helen wore many hats in her lifetime: mother, businesswoman, investor, rancher, socialite, art collector, and philanthropist. Here in Colorado Springs, she was a major donor to Pikes Peak Hospice. Helen requested that no memorial service be held for her, which we honored. Fittingly, though, we threw her a party, where many joyful memories of the lovely Helen Sparrow Echols were shared.
~ Don Skotty