Helen Marie (Dixon) Althouse - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Helen Marie (Dixon) Althouse

October 22, 1957 - December 23, 2022

Helen Marie (Dixon) Althouse, age 65, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, December 23, 2022.

Helen Marie was born in Millville, NJ on October 22, 1957, she was a daughter of Charles Dixon, Sr. and the late Shirley (Hayes) Dixon.

Helen worked in the medical field for over 40 years. She loved to travel, especially with family to various beaches. Helen also loved to read and could always be found on her phone, Kindle, or book. Above all else, she was a devoted and endlessly loving wife, mom, mommom, sister, daughter, and friend. Helen was loved by everyone she ever met. She will be missed tremendously by all.

Adored by her family and friends, she leaves her husband of 31 years, Michael Althouse; loving, daughters, Stephanie Simmers and Heather Mitchell; granddaughters, Aaliyah Hinton and Lillie Mitchell; siblings, Richard, Charles Jr. (Fae), and John Dixon (Beverly); and brother-in-law, Daryl Althouse. Helen is now reunited with her sister Louise Hazzard. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 100 West 10th St #903, Wilmington, DE 19801 or by clicking here.


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42 Condolences for Helen Marie (Dixon) Althouse

  • She was a wonderful person, out going, loving, and had a special thought for everyone. She will be missed. ❤

  • Heather so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing! 65 is to young for anyone’s Mother to leave this earth! My sincere condolences to you and your Family *
    🙏 🙏

  • I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom.She was such a beautiful person,the heavens have gained a very special angel.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Helen when she worked part time at Kmart. She was a very sweet person

  • Such sad news. So unexpected. Rick and I send our best to the family.
    Helen will be missed.

  • My condolences to the family. Helen Marie you will be missed by all of us

  • I will miss Helen so very much. She was my co worker at Dr. Chirras office for 2 years before she went to our New Castle office. Helen was always there for me when I needed help. She taught me everything about my job. I loved Helen very much even though sometimes we didn’t see eye to eye in things we still worked well together. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Helen will be missed by everyone she touched in life.

  • Losing someone is never easy… Steph.. you always spoke so highly of your mother and what a beautiful person she was inside and out. I only met her once and she was so nice. My heart goes out to you and you family. Just know all your friends are and always will he here for you. Love you

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We are thankful for the time we got with Helen and the opportunity to share her with all of you. Thankful for our Kmart days filled with laughter and smiles. She was always happy and loved her family more than anything. She will be missed. Love to your family.
    Betsy and Jason

  • Sorry for your loss she was a great friend to all at K-Marts

  • Heather and Lilli, so very sorry for the loss of your Mom and Mommom. I remember how she was always so kind to Courtney and Keira. I will always remember how much she loved you both. Hugs to you both. ♥️

  • Mike and Family,
    What can I say, Helen was the sweetest soul I ever met. I am so sorry for your loss. I know Helen is each of your hearts and always will be. My prayers have y’all in them. Sending love,

    Karen 🙏🏻💕🙏🏻

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Helen was one of the sweetest and kindest woman I knew. She was always there when you needed to talk and loved hearing what was going on with the kids. I will cherish the time I worked with her at Kmart.

  • I am truly heartbroken, it was great working with you Helen, and I will miss you dearly. My deepest condolences to your husband , , children, other family and friends. I know they all meant the world to you.😭

  • So sorry for your loss. I worked with Helen at Kmart. She was always pleasant and a pleasure to work with. I am glad to have known her. She was a very nice person. My condolences to her family.

  • Dear Uncle Mike and family,
    I am deeply saddened to here about Helen. Words cannot say what you are feeling. Prayers for all!!
    Love William John Althouse

  • I was shocked to hear about Helen passing. I had just seen here at a funeral at Salem Church not that long ago. I got to know Helen when her Mother was at Churchman’s Village and we were taking turns on staying with her and going to see her. She was a very sweet person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She is with her Mother and Sister now in God’s hands.

  • Worked with Helen at Kmart 3800 Newark DE
    She was the sweetest and loveliest woman
    I knew she loved her family a ton
    She will be missed

  • I meet Helen through our daughters friendship and working at kmarts for a time together. Sweat spirit person will never be forgotten. Thankful for the opportunity . Many blessings to all her family , friends and love ones 🙏🏾the BryAnt-Terrell &Terrell fam

  • To my best friend words can not describe how much I will miss you. You were the best mom and mom mom ever.We all had the best times traveling together love and miss you kathy

  • Helen was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. Our love and condolences to her family.

  • Mike and Family, I,m so sorry for your loss!

  • Mike & Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Please know she will never be forgotten and always remembered. You will be reunited in the future.
    Stewart & Kathy

  • I’m so sorry for the unexpected loss of Helen. She was like a big sister to me. She was caring, understanding, loving and always had a positive outlook. Her family was her first priority. She loved, respected and kept them close to her heart. I pray for strength and peace to you all. I will miss her dearly.

  • Helen, we had little time to talk but you always made time to speak. You made me happy every time we spoke and you will be missed.
    To the Friends and Family I give my condolences and heartfelt wishes of strength.

  • I am sorry for your loss.. I worked with Helen at Kmart she was a wonderful and caring person.

  • You will be sadly missed

  • I grew up around Helen and her brothers. She was family to us. There are so many memories connected to her…she knew I loved Mimosa trees and when I moved into my current house,she planted a sapling of one and gave it to me when it got 3″ tall. I was overwhelmed! She has irises and peonies I had gifted to her…Helen was a flower in everyone’s life.

  • When Helen worked at Dr Kotak’s office, she was a great medical assistant. Helen would squeeze you in for an appointment on the same day. Helen was a very kind person. I was sorry to hear of her passing.

  • Mike, Steph, Heather, Aliyah and Lilli ~
    No words can express my sympathies for you, I know Helen was such a beautiful person inside and out it’s not fair she was called home so soon. I understand there will forever be an emptiness with her absence but have some peace knowing she’s not too far away. If you put your hand on your heart you can feel her there, if you close your eyes you can hear her laugh and see her beautiful smile.. when you question if there’s a God and why he would take her.. know there had to be a God to create such a beautiful woman like your mom… She will be watching over you until you meet again. Helen lives on through all of you and all of us who were lucky enough to have beautiful memories with her. She will be missed dearly. I’m sending all my love and prayers in this difficult time ♥️🙏🏼

  • To Heather and Stephanie, and all of their family and loved ones. It’s so crazy how small Delaware is, since I pretty much knew you two growing up, I had the pleasure of working with your mom! She is one is the kindest women I have ever met, she had such a big heart! I loved talking with her, and hearing stories about the family! I’m so beyond sorry for your loss.

  • This was truly a shock. My family has known Helen for over 50 years. She was beautiful inside and out always a pleasure to be around, someone I did look up to. Our condolences and prayers for her whole family and all the friends in this difficult sad time. God bless love, Mary Jo, Roger, Jody, and Walter . Also the Webb’s 🙏😢

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady with a good heart. I worked with her at Kmart. She will be missed.

  • So sorry for your loss. Helen was a very sweet lady. We always enjoyed talking with her. She truly cared about everyone, especially her family. She will be missed by everyone that knew her

  • Just wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences to everyone who knew this wonderful lady. I had the pleasure of working with her for several years with developing a process of having what ever I sent her to be signed by one of the practice providers she worked for her. She went over and beyond to assist me with whatever I needed to get done in a timely manner and I soooooooo appreciated her. She will be forever missed by the people she touched in her life. I’m so happy to have known you Helen and you will be missed!

  • Our condolences!
    Our words are so inadequate for such a situation!
    I knew Helen and will miss her.
    But I know I will be reunited with my friends and family in haven.
    It will be a fabulous time.
    All in the presence of GOD!
    You too will see all of your friends and family again in haven.

  • Condolences during this difficult time. Helen was a kind and beautiful soul, she will be greatly missed.

  • So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies. Helen and I went to school together. She was a wonderful person and a good friend.

  • I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know she was a beautiful person. Heather and Stephanie I know you will miss her. She has two beautiful daughters to carry on her wonderful personality. Hugs to you and the family. Keep all those wonderful memories alive.

  • Prayers of healing to the family and all who know Helen. She was a amazing person, always had a smile. May You be surrounding in God’s healing light in this time of remembrance.

  • I am so sorry to just be told this today(1-4-23)that she passed away!
    My daughter&I worked with helen at kmart and she was always so nice to everybody! I will sincerely miss her,Im still in shock and am sad that this was just told to me!
    Helen I will miss your crazy self and just you in general! R.i.p and take those wings and fly high!
    Love always,
    Grace Blessing

  • My thoughts and prayers to Helen’s family. It was always a pleasure to see her kind smiling face at doctors office. I will truly miss her.