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A professional black and white portrait of Helen from high school.

In memory of Helen J. DeVos

More than 1,500 tributes were posted from around the world. They came from friends and family, community leaders, business executives, international dignitaries, those involved with the Amway business and the many who were touched by her philanthropy.

I recall meeting Mrs. Devos as a newly chosen student of the Devos Leadership Initiative. As she spoke to us for the first time, I wondered what would...
Rev Kelvin BowenMemphis
I never had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Devos but met Rich many years ago. I feel honored to have been and be a distributor in a company that continues to have a strong foundation in the beliefs of our forefathers and what this country is all ab...
JoyceRock Hill
The Grand Rapids Symphony has lost a dear friend, and the entire arts and cultural community of West Michigan has lost one of its greatest champions a...
Peter Perez, President & CEO, Grand Rapids SymphonyGrand Rapids
Thousands of children and families, in the country of Zambia, have been blessed by the kindness, faithfulness and generosity of Helen DeVos. With her support, vulnerable children who never dreamed of graduating from high school now have a diplom...
Cari Armbruster (Alliance for Children Everywhere)Seattle
We have lost an extraordinary and dear friend today with the passing of Helen DeVos. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. Helen had a genuine lov...
Vicki Weaver, President, Spectrum Health and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital FoundationsGrand Rapids
Helen DeVos is eternity living with God in heaven. Please pray for us all in front of our God. We, here in Thailand, have know Helen thru Rich and Amway for over 30 years. Together with Rich, Helen and family, we had welcomed them twice here in ...
Preecha and Oranart PrakobkitBangkok
Dear DeVos family our condolences for Miss DeVos lost . We are deeply grateful for her life support and legacy. Because of her we are better. All our ...
Miguel AguadoMadrid
God bless your familyHugs
RociNew York
As the current president of Calvin Theological Seminary, I know of Mrs. DeVos’ support, encouragement and generosity that covers my time of service as...
Julius MedenlikGrand Rapids
It has been a privilege and a blessing to have worked with Helen DeVos since the very earliest days of planning what is now Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. This extraordinary, generous and gracious woman has provided the heart and inspiration f...
Dr. James Fahner, Division Chief for Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Helen DeVos Children's HospitalGrand Rapids
Communities of faith, both here in West Michigan and around the world, have lost a friend and ministry partner with the passing of Mrs. Helen DeVos. A...
Dr. Steven Timmermans (CRCNA) and Rev. Don Poest (RCA)Grand Rapids
Mrs. DeVos was the heartbeat of the DeVos Family. She volunteered her time and leadership to numerous causes and joined her husband as our Orlando Magic team’s top cheerleader. Her legacy will certainly live on in both the Orlando Magic’s commun...
Alex MartinsOrlando
On behalf of the Rehoboth Christian School community, I want to send our love to Rich and the children and grandchildren of Helen DeVos. As we walk ou...
Bob IppelRehoboth
This post is to express our belated gratitude to Helen, because I know she was a vital support to Rich , Jay & Betty, in starting the Amway Business. Our lives have been forever changed because of these families. Because of our profit-sharin...
Trish & Bob ButtlemanTraverse City
One life, many lives!As I drive down the Medical Mile, watch a child’s wish come true, or hear of a surgeon’s success in saving a two day-old heart ...
Susan JandernoaHelen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation Board
Helen is now embraced by the peace of God just as she enables us to be healed by the beauty of music.
David LockingtonKentwood
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our dear friend, Helen DeVos. Mrs. DeVos led a life of service and distinction that is an inspiration ...
David Hooker, President, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture ParkGrand Rapids
A Tribute to the late Mrs. Helen DeVos, Benefactor, Humanitarian, Friend and Committed Worker in God’s Vine Yard. The Bible tells us to work while it is day. In our work to advance the Kingdom of our Savior down here we, through our service to ...
Rev. Dr. Samuel Broomfield Reeves, Jr.The Providence Baptist Church
If ever there was a true advocate for children, it was Mrs. DeVos. Though we are saddened by her death, we can be thankful for the lasting impact her ...
Donalee Holton, board member & former chair, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital FoundationGrand Rapids
I am deeply saddened by the news of Helen DeVos’ passing, and we extend our deepest sympathies to Rich and all of Helen’s family and friends.The legacy of Helen June Van Wesep DeVos will live on forever in the hearts and minds of the many peo...
Richard C. Breon, President & CEO, Spectrum HealthGrand Rapids
Obrigado Helen…. Força rich…..Abraço João Martins
João MartinsQuarteira
Our deepest condolences to Rich and the DeVos family for the profound loss of their wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I am sure Helen was the matriarch not only of her family but also the entire extended Amway family, touching the...
HanKeeKuala Lumpur
Con todo el respeto, hago oración a mi Dios para que llene de fortaleza y bendiciones a toda la familia DeVos, quiero agradecer por el legado que han ...
Lina Marcela Valencia DiazArmenia
Helen was a dear member of the NBA family. She was kind and generous to anyone who met her, from me to players to fans. She inspired the Magic to compete with integrity and care about the people of Orlando and their lives in the community. My co...
Adam SilverNew York City
Sincere love and condolences to Helen’s beloved family. She has traveled home to be with her Father and what a journey it was. We celebrate and are gr...
Peter and Barbara MatzKinneon
Helen, herself a teacher, had a lifelong commitment to education. Her steadfast support for Grand Valley was but one of the many ways she made this clear. Her warmth and kindness will be remembered by all who had the chance to experience it. She...
Mark Murray, Past President, Grand Valley State UniversityGrand Rapids
Helen DeVos’ legacy lives on in the many students, faculty, and staff she has inspired with her love for Christ and her generosity to Calvin College o...
Michael Le Roy, President, Calvin CollegeGrand Rapids
Thank you for your life. I will be free.
AsakoTokyo
Our thoughts and prayers are with the DeVos family as they mourn the loss of their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife. Helen was a true ...
Richard J. PappasGrand Rapids
Helen was a dear friend to our family and especially our parents. The entire Seidman family mourns her loss and is remembering her as a person of wisdom and strength. Helen shared both her husband’s and our father’s vision for what is now Grand ...
Tom SeidmanOak Park