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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.

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 Amw...
Preecha and Oranart PrakobkitBangkok
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
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 and supporters. Helen DeVos was a lifelong lover of music, and she believed the great community ...
Peter Perez, President & CEO, Grand Rapids SymphonyGrand 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 Mag...
Alex MartinsOrlando
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
To a life well lived! She did so much for so many in so many different areas. I honor her for that. Condolences to Rich & her children. I know how...
Joyce SchmidtAbbotsford
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 advocacy for children and the health of children has had and will continue to have on our commu...
Donalee Holton, board member & former chair, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital FoundationGrand 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 Hos...
Dr. James Fahner, Division Chief for Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Helen DeVos Children's HospitalGrand Rapids
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 leader in our community, on her own and at the side of husband, Rich. Her support for health, e...
Richard J. PappasGrand 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
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 grateful for her elegance, warmth, kindness, serenity, caring and super generosity as well as che...
Peter and Barbara MatzKinneon
My greetings and regards to your entire family as you celebrate the life of your mother. May God grant your family strength and peace.
Doris Christopher, Pampered ChefAddison
Through your life, we opened a path to the new world. Thank you for your spirit and humanity for your free enterprise, and please rest in peace.
kimhangyoungseoul
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
Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May the happy memories bring you comfort.
Sachiko Okudakawaguchi
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
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
Sra, Helen. Infelizmente não te conheci pessoalmente. Queria muito ter te conhecido. Ao lado de um grande homem está sempre uma grande mulher. E sem ...
HYANG HI JANGSAO PAULO
As the current president of Calvin Theological Seminary, I know of Mrs. DeVos’ support, encouragement and generosity that covers my time of service as well as that of former Presidents John Kromminga, Jim DeJong and Neal Plantinga.Our student...
Julius MedenlikGrand 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 ...
Cari Armbruster (Alliance for Children Everywhere)Seattle
I am saddened to hear this news, but I know that Helen, (a most quiet spirit lady here on earth), is now close to God, and HE is well pleased with the many good deeds she performed in His Name. I am praying that God will grant Mr. Richard DeVos ...
Willie J. CambellDetroit
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 w...
HanKeeKuala Lumpur
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
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
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 our campus we are reminded of Helen’s love for the Lord, the people of the Navajo Nation, Christi...
Bob IppelRehoboth
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Karin und Peter BKulmbach
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
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 le...
Richard C. Breon, President & CEO, Spectrum HealthGrand 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. 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