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Helena Ann Kott Rieder

December 10, 1952 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 68)



On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the tender age of 68 , Helena Ann Kott Rieder passed peacefully with her closest family members at her bedside. She was born on December 10, 1952 to the late Wilmore "Willie" H. Kott and the late Mary Helen Kott Walgamotte. Helena was the second born of 6 children. She grew up in New Orleans , LA and later moved to Kenner, LA where she has resided the past 50 years with her loving husband of 51 years, Thomas M. Rieder Sr. Together they had 3 children. Helena recently retired from the Jefferson Parish School System after 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father Anthony J . Walgamotte , her brother, William J. Kott and her grandson, Gavin Michael Rieder. She is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Rieder, her daughter, Cindy Lynn Rieder Marin (Oscar A. Marin Jr.) and her 2 sons, Thomas M. Rieder Jr. and Timothy M. Rieder (Melissa D. Rieder) She is also survived by her 5 grandsons: Justin M. Marin, Jordan M. Marin, Thomas M. Rieder III, Preston M. Rieder and Nathan M. Rieder.
Helena's favorite time of year was the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. She loved to gather with her family and close friends, decorate and of course shop. She was an avid Disney lover. She also loved her casino trips and was known to have quite the lucky streak. She cherished every vacation with her husband, children and grandchildren and there were many. She was also very creative and crafty and beyond talented with wedding bouquets, floral arrangements and such. Helena will be greatly missed by many relatives and friends.

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