Gallery of Helen’s Life

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Rich and Helen and their son Dan DeVos and his wife, Pamella pose for a picture at an Orlando Magic basketball game.
Rich and Helen attend an Orlando Magic basketball game with their son Dan DeVos and his wife, Pamella. Helen was cheering for the team right alongside her husband.
Helen is presented with the Bravo! Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grand Rapids Symphony in 2007.
Helen DeVos is laughing on stage as she is handed the conductor's baton.
Helen is handed the baton as she is about to conduct the Boston Pops at the opening gala for the Amway Center in Orlando in 2010.
A professional black and white portrait of Helen from high school.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan pose for a photo with Rich, Helen and their grown children and spouses.
Rich, Helen and their children pose for a photo with President and First Lady Ronald and Nancy Reagan at the Amway Grand Plaza.
Rich stands next to Helen who is holding one of their grandchildren.
Rich and Helen and one of their grandchildren. Helen said her wish for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren is that they will be caring people founded in faith.
Dressed in formal attire, Rich and Helen DeVos stand on either side of Bo Outlaw at the podium during an Orlando Magic Gala event.
Rich and Helen gather at a podium with Bo Outlaw at an Orlando Magic Gala event.
Helen DeVos steps away from a podium to shake a woman's hand. Rich is seen in the background
Helen and Rich at the groundbreaking for the Helen DeVos Women and Children’s Hospital, the predecessor of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
Helen sits with two of her grandchildren at a dining table. They each have a spoon on their nose.
Helen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, especially the silly times.
An early family photo of Rich, Helen and their four children.
Helen as a young woman, posting for a black and white photo at the base of an ornate staircase.
Helen as a toddler sits on a bench while posing for this professional black and white portrait.
Born Helen June Van Wesep on February 24, 1927, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Helen was the only child of George and Wilma Burggraaff Van Wesep.
Helen sits on a bench in this black and white grade school portrait.
Helen as a grade school student. She began playing the piano at age 4, long before her feet could reach the pedals.
Helen crouches behind four children who are using shovels to turn sand to symbolize the groundbreaking of Helen DeVos Children's hospital. There is a banner with the hospital name visible in the background.
Helen at the groundbreaking for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, named in recognition of her lifelong advocacy for the health and wellness of children. The hospital offers state-of-the-art care for children and teens.
Helen, wearing reading glasses, sits at a piano looking at the sheet music.
Helen DeVos and her lifelong friend, Adele pose for this black and white photo near outdoor furniture. Palm trees are seen in the background.
Helen and her lifelong friend Adele. The women met as students at what was then Calvin College. It is now Calvin University.
A smiling Helen looks at the camera while sitting sideways in a striped chair. There is a flowering plant visible behind her.
Helen DeVos stands at a podium at a hospital event. There is white background.
Helen poses for a photo while sitting in one of the auditorium seats in DeVos Hall
A smiling Helen DeVos wearing a yellow suit.
A smiling Helen looks to the left of the frame. She is wearing a floral, gold lame jacket. Rich, out of focus, is seen behind her holding a microphone.