Helen DeVos, the wife of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos died Wednesday, Oct. 18, due to complications from a stroke after a short battle against acute myeloid leukemia.
Mrs. DeVos was 90-years-old.
She was laid to rest at the DeVos family's Memorial Gardens in Ada on Oct. 21. The private ceremony was attended by her husband Rich; children, Dick and Betsy, Dan and Pamela, Cheri, and Doug and Maria; her 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and Rich's sisters and brother-in-law.
There will be two days of public events to celebrate the life of Helen DeVos:
- Public Visitation: Monday, Oct. 23 from 2-8 p.m. at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in the Ambassador Ballroom, 187 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids
- Celebration of Life Funeral Service Simulcast: Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the International Ballroom of the JW Marriott, 235 Louis Campau St., Grand Rapids. Seating is first come first served. After the simulcast, the reception will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in the Ambassador Ballroom.
St. Cecilia's Music Center will be dedicating its "Chamber Series" -- which begins November 2-- in memory of Helen DeVos.
To learn more about Helen DeVos and the work she accomplished throughout her life, visit www.helendevos.com.
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