May 6, 2013


Beulah Pauline Heller, 98, of Carroll, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Regency Park Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Vail with Father Steven Brodersen as celebrant.

Music for the Mass will be by the St. Ann choir. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Lector for the Mass will be Bernie Heller. Gift bearers will be Kelly Vaughn and Patricia Norby.

Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandsons Tom Vaughn, Bob Vaughn, Larry Vaughn, Bill Vaughn, Ron Carey and Thomas Jackson.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left at

Born Oct. 6, 1914, at Vail, she was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Feltner) O'Boyle. She grew up in Vail and graduated from St. Ann's Academy.

She married to Fred Jackson in 1935. The couple lived in Vail where they raised their family. Fred passed away in 1960. Beulah then married Paul Heller in 1970.

Beulah worked at Claudia's Nursing Home in Denison for many years as a nurse's aide and a cook. She lived in various towns and moved to Carroll in 2006. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, cooking, feeding her dog and cats, and spending time with her family.

Beulah is survived by her husband Paul Heller of Carroll; two daughters: Jean Carey of Denison and Peg Vaughn of Carroll; a daughter-in-law Joan Jackson of Lewis, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

Beulah was preceded in death her parents; her husband Fred; a son Carol Thomas Jackson; two grandsons: Alan Vaughn and Raymond Carey Jr.; three brothers; two sisters; and two sons-in-law Tom Vaughn and Raymond Carey.