Helen LaPierre Grimes, 86, of Zephyrhills, Florida passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in San Antonio, Florida.

She was born February 23, 1937, in Washington DC, the daughter of the late Joseph Aime LaPierre and Lillian May LaPierre.

On May 12, 1956, she married Richard Grimes, her husband of 66 years.

Mrs. Grimes worked for Hartford Insurance as a TAB Coordinator with 29 years of service. She loved her family dearly, adored her pets, and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Grimes of Zephyrhills; and a daughter and son-in-law, Thelma (Christine) Grimes Slawson and Harry (Chuck) F. Slawson, Jr. of San Antonio, Florida.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 3, 2023, at the Warm Springs Cemetery with Father Tom Collins as the Celebrant. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 2nd at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7262, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 or to the Pasco County Hospice in Zephyrhills, Florida.

Online condolences may be made at www.mclaughlinandyoung.com


  1. Prayers and love to the family. Aunt Helen was one of a kind and always a genteel and loving sister to my mom. May your thoughts and memories soften your hearts during this difficult time.

  2. Thelma, in honor of your mom, I am sending you love uplifting prayers and strength. Friendship always

  3. Condolences to the family; I hope your love and memories will help make your hearts lighter during this difficult time. Aunt Helen was always such a kind soul who treated everyone with grace and acceptance. She was so thoughtful to our family.

  4. Lloyd, Christine, Chuck and Family, We were so sad to hear that Helen had passed away. We loved her very much and was so happy to get her Christmas cards each year. We did not know that she had passed away and her graveside service was just last Monday or we would have definitely been there. We didn’t find out about her passing until we got the Recorder paper on Thursday the 6th. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a very special lady.


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