Vernon T. Tom Helms, 75, died Jan. 26, 2013, in Gasquet. He was born July 18, 1937, in Medford, Ore., and was a 65-year resident of Del Norte County.

Celebration of life services will be held at Wier's Mortuary Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Sign the family's online guestbook at Arrangements by Wier's Mortuary Chapel.