Helene Anna Grof Wilkerson1923 ~ 2012Our beloved Mom, Omi, and Nana, Helene Anna Wilkerson, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, January 30, 2012 after heroically battling pancreatic cancer. Daughter of Veno and Stefanie Grof, she was born May 3, 1923 in Vienna, Austria. Helene received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Vienna and also enjoyed a successful career as a stage actress during the 1940s. After marrying in 1950, she moved to the United States, eventually settling down in Santa Barbara, California where she lived for nearly three decades before moving to Salt Lake City in 1980. Helene was very active in the medical review field and helped establish the Professional Standards Review Organization in Santa Barbara and later enjoyed a long career at the Medical Review Institute of America in Salt Lake City, where she worked until her retirement. Her loves were her family, gardening, Austrian cooking, and making people happy. The world is truly diminished by her passing but her legacy of caring will accompany all that knew her throughout their lives. She was a mother, a grandmother, and a best friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.Helene is survived by her son George (Christine), daughters Mona and Helly, four grandchildren, Jeremy, Cody, Amanda, and Katrina, and cousin Editha (Ernst) Pernt. A Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, 1975 South 2300 East, friends may call from 10:30-11:00 am also at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Saint Ambrose Catholic Church 2315 Redondo Ave. SLC, UT. 84108, or to Hospice at Intermountain Homecare.