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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.

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
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
Con su luz iluminó su hogar y su hogar el mundo. Dicen que “la aunténtica definición de éxito es: cuántos estarán mejor porque tu viviste” y atendiend...
Eduardo Manuelsanto domingo
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. At the age of 90, Mrs. DeVos had spent decades supporting and encouraging people in ministry. Bo...
Dr. Steven Timmermans (CRCNA) and Rev. Don Poest (RCA)Grand Rapids
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
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
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
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 to all people. Personally, my life has been significantly enriched by getting to know Mrs. DeVo...
David Hooker, President, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture ParkGrand Rapids
Dear Mr. DeVos and Family, Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Helen DeVos, dear wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. W...
Ina BurmeisterGallup
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
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 cl...
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 over several decades. Helen has always had a deep commitment to Calvin students. She has demonst...
Michael Le Roy, President, Calvin CollegeGrand Rapids
Michelle and I mourn the passing of our dear friend, Helen DeVos.For those of us fortunate enough to call her a friend, Helen was a kind and gentle ...
Michelle and John Engler
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 patient, the signature building bearing the name of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital flashes thr...
Susan JandernoaHelen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation Board
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
RIP Dios saber porque el hacer todos así que el mundo va seguir queriendo a ustedes siempre
Belony NoelDominican republic
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
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
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 Hos...
Dr. James Fahner, Division Chief for Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Helen DeVos Children's HospitalGrand Rapids
Helen is now embraced by the peace of God just as she enables us to be healed by the beauty of music.
David LockingtonKentwood
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
Es para mí una noticia muy inesperada , gracias porque su ayuda en el desarrollo de la compañía fue muy determinante, y valioso al crecimiento de la compañía, mil bendiciones , y muchas gracias.
alejandro peñaibague tolima
Helen, As we pass earth to eternal places your presence is surely missed. What a wonderful business woman, wife and mother and example to men and wome...
Susan KoskeyShillington
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
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 wisd...
Tom SeidmanOak Park
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
Helen, It was an honor to have met you through DVULI in Orlando in 2016. Having been able to sit next to you during our interview, you had a very swee...
Anthony EspinozaFresno
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 love for children and especially wanted to ensure they were able to maintain their childhood and b...
Vicki Weaver, President, Spectrum Health and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital FoundationsGrand Rapids
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