Helen passed away June 8, 2018 peacefully at Timber Creek Village in Columbia Falls, Montana just 5 days after her 90th birthday. She was born in Covington, Indiana June 3, 1928 to Thelma and Harry Sayers. As a baby the family moved to Detroit, Michigan and later she was raised in Wayne, Michigan. She met her husband James (Jim) DeShais in high school and they married June 16, 1945. They were together for 72 years. They have two children Ron (Deb) DeShais of Hillsboro, Oregon and Connie (Dave) Konopatzke of Columbia Falls, Montana. She has two brothers John Sayers and Robert (Dondra) Smith both still living in Michigan. Helen worked as a bookkeeper at Hearthside Furniture until her retirement. Helen and Jim lived in Garden City, Michigan prior to moving to Columbia Falls, Montana in 1988 after Jim retired from Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. They had been vacationing in Montana since 1970. Helen enjoyed traveling, gardening, crocheting, playing cards, bingo, keno and being with family throughout her years. Columbia Mortuary is caring for the family. A private family service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery.