Helen DeVos Dies At Age 90
One of Grand Rapids' most recognizable figures passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Helen DeVos, wife of Amway founder Richard DeVos and namesake of the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, passed away Wednesday, October 18th.
Helen was very involved in the communities of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Orlando, Florida. She personally donated $5 million dollars to the Butterworth Hospital Children's Center and then later helped with the founding of the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
Helen leaves behind her husband, Richard DeVos; their 4 children; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.