Helen W. Huang

HOUGHTON — Helen W. Huang, 92, died November 21, 2018, in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Helen was born in China, in 1926. As a child, she lived in Shanghai and experienced both the Japanese invasion and Chinese Civil War.

After World War II, Helen left China to teach grade school in Davao, Philippines, and then came to the United States to study education. She met and married her husband, Eugene, in Illinois, and in 1963, the couple moved with their young family to Houghton, when Eugene joined the Michigan Tech faculty, as a professor of Civil Engineering.

There they raised their children and lived for 46 years. Helen was a staunch supporter of the arts at Houghton High School and the University. She and her family worshiped at Trinity Episcopal Church.

After Eugene’s retirement, the couple enjoyed visits to Europe and Asia.

To her children and their families, Helen was a wise counselor and loving caregiver. In 2009, Helen and Eugene left their beloved Copper Country and relocated to Henderson, Nevada, where dear friends and a warm climate gave them a new lease on life. After Helen’s health declined, they moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family.

In addition to Eugene, her husband of 63 years, Helen is survived by her six children, Martha (Andrew Higgins), Pearl (J. Peter Hobbs), William, Mary (James Toga), Priscilla (Jonathan Singer), and Stephen (Jeannie Chu); and ten grandchildren.