TRIBUNE — Helen Joyce Govert, 88, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Greeley County Long Term Care in Tribune.

She was born June 9, 1930, in Arkansas City to Arthur and Pearl (Bundy) Leach.

She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1948. She taught elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Sumner County.

She married Joseph “Joe” John Govert Jr., on May 31, 1955, in Hays. He preceded her in death on June 3, 2016.

They relocated to Greeley County. She operated a porcelain doll studio, Exquizit Creations, with her friend Alice Robertson from 1989 to 2008.

She is survived by three children, Mike Govert, Kevin Govert and Sara Greeson, all of Tribune; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.

Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. (MDT) Sunday at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Tribune. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune.

Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Tribune.

Memorials may be given to the Greeley County Library, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at