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Helen Jane McNulty Obituary

07 Feb 2020 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

An interculturalist who was active in SIETAR International and the early days of SIETAR USA, Helen died January 4, 2020. She was 97. She participated in SIETAR Minnesota for many years. Born August 19, 1922 the oldest of six children she lived in Minneapolis, St Louis Park, and most recently Bloomington, MN. She worked at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C., and taught Spanish at the University of Minnesota, where she met her husband, Bob, after WWII. They enjoyed a wonderful life with five children, many friends, adventures and travels. Helen loved international affairs, earned her Master's Degree in Latin American Studies and formed her own consulting firm, Intercultural Communications. She was a student advisor at the University of Minnesota for many years, and a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St Thomas. She was an active member of the Minnesota International Center, Committee on Foreign Relations, and Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (FAWCO). She took her family to Peru where she was the student advisor for the Student Project for Amity among Nations (SPAN). Helen was always interested in people. She was very outgoing, caring and loving. She had the ability to make everyone feel special and to know that she was truly interested in them. She always made you feel like you were the only person in the room. Whether doing yoga or learning to play chess in her 90's she was always active and engaged in life. She especially cherished being at the cottage on Lake of the Woods in Ontario, and treasured the years she and her husband, Bob, lived in Carefree, AZ on Rocking Chair Road.

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