Allene Helen Price Colborn, 91, of Fairmont, passed away at Mon General Hospital with her beloved family by her side. She was welcomed into God's open arms on Jan. 31, 2017.
Helen was born on Jan. 19, 1926, the daughter of the late Paul Holland Price and Helen Tapp Price.
Helen graduated from West Virginia University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity.
Her life's work and proudest achievement was her family, and she had profound love for the people in her life. Helen's legacy is one of being a mother first. She will be remembered as a virtuous woman full of grace, beauty and love.
Helen's essence was one of compassion, selflessness and forgiveness, and her disposition was always welcoming. Although her physical presence is no longer of this Earth, her extraordinary faith and strength of spirit will live with and be remembered by her children as well as with all who knew her.
She is survived by her five daughters who cherished her dearly, Juliet Amos (Robert) of Cordova, Tennessee, Laura Walker (J. Stephen) of Morgantown, Catherine Colborn of Wilmington, North Carolina, Melanie Rieser (Edward) of Fairmont and Sydney Siegrist (Cam) of Charleston; her only son and the joy of her life, Christian Colborn of Fairmont; grandchildren, Shannon Coffey (Mark) of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, Shaun Stanley of Morgantown, Melville Stanley (Kathy) of Eugene, Oregon, Adrea Stuecker (Jason) of Louisville, Kentucky, Stephen Walker of Charlotte, North Carolina, Allene Walker of Morgantown, Chris Colborn of Wilmington, North Carolina, Holland Dotts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andrew Rieser (Melissa) of Mooresville, North Carolina; Carter Rieser (Laura) of Jefferson, Indiana, Garrett Rieser (Caitlin) of Louisville, Kentucky, Kathleen Cyrus (Harrison) of Charleston, Paul Siegrist of Charleston; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her siblings, Joann Albright of Springfield, Ohio, Louise Taft of Morgantown and Paul H. Price Jr. (Jean) of Naples, Florida.
In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Melville Lee Colborn.
A celebration of the life for Helen will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, Fairmont, and family inurnment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Christ Episcopal Church, 405 Ninth Street, Fairmont, WV 26554 or to the Disability Action Center at 102 Benoni Ave., Fairmont, WV 26554.
Send condolences online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 3, 2017