Cameron Myree Helderman-Diaz
Little Cam as she was lovingly known, was given as a gift to this world on September 6, 1981 in Vernal, Utah. She was welcomed by her mother, Vickie Bell Helderman, two brothers—Burke and Kolby—and her biological father, Charles E. Strickland. When she was 3 years old, she met her Daddy, Roy Helderman, who helped raise her and for whom she held a remarkable love. Roy also gave her another brother, Brandon J. Helderman, and a sister, Michelle Hagen.
Cameron attended schools in Arco, Idaho, graduating from Butte County High School in 1999. She then attended the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, graduating with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. She was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Arco.
Cameron married Levi Thomas and lived in Elko, Nevada for a short time. They had two children, the light of Cameron’s world— McKlyn Myree and Ronin James Wayne. Cameron and Levi were later divorced.
On July 24, 2010, Cameron married the love of her life, James Alonzo Diaz, at the Mountain River Ranch near Ririe, Idaho. Cameron was welcomed into the McRae and Diaz families with open and loving arms, and her new family was a delight she enjoyed very much.
Cameron and James made their home in Blackfoot, Idaho and together brought another angel into the world, Kruz Alonzo.
Cameron worked at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Plant at the Idaho National Laboratory Site doing records and document control. She later decided to fulfill her dream of spending more time with her children and worked closer to home as a secretary for Snake River Sanitation.
Cameron was known for her smile and the joy she left where ever she went. She never had a bad word to say about anyone, and she always shared a hug. She was always there to help whenever anyone needed her.
Cameron’s happy nature and love for everyone she ever met made her a daughter, granddaughter, niece, aunt, sister, and Godmother to an enormous extended family too immense to name. Her family was everyone with whom she was able to share her joy and smile. She had moms and dads, aunts and uncles, cousins and brothers and sisters scattered across the places that were lucky enough to feel her touch. Cameron didn’t just have friends, they were all her family. She was known by everyone as a happy, joyful soul, always full of smiles and love.
There was never a child that she didn’t love, and they loved her right back. She was recently given her grandmother Eunice’s sewing machine and enjoyed making baby blankets for her friends.
Cameron’s life dream was to be a mom. It was her greatest passion and true calling. There was nothing in this world more precious to her than her own children, and her love them for them is too great for words. McKlyn, Ronin, and Kruz were her everything. She really was one of the greatest mothers to ever be, and her light continues to shine on and through her children.
Cameron was welcomed into the arms of the angels on December 21, 2013 by her Grandma Eunice Bell, Uncle Kelly Bell, and Grandpa Harvey Helderman.
Cameron left behind her mother and Daddy Roy, her husband, James, brothers, sister, in-laws, and her Grandpa Johnny Bell. Her children now have the most precious guardian angel that will never leave their side.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Butte County Middle School auditorium. A visitation with the family will be one hour prior to services at 12:00 at the school auditorium.
Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Arco, Idaho under the direction of the Anderson Family Funeral Home.