2102 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

Traci Lynn Helmrich July 19, 1972 - July 20, 2020

Traci Lynn Helmrich, 48, of Loyalsock Township, went to be with the Lord on Monday July 20, 2020.

Traci was born July 19, 1972 in Williamsport, the daughter of George A Ferguson and Gloria J. Reeder of Hughesville, formerly from Mosquito Valley.

Traci is the mother of two beautiful girls, Marissa Lynn and Brianna Paige Helmrich, and she loved spending every moment she could with them.

Traci was a beautiful, fun, outgoing and super-kind woman who loved hanging out with her family more than anything.  She loved to cook, read books, listen to classic rock, watch Jeopardy and HGTV, be outdoors, and make people smile.  Traci had a natural love for all animals and used to ride her horse Sandy when she was younger.  She continued that love by spending 2 years at an equestrian school in Virginia competing in hunter-jumper events against different colleges.  Traci also liked to snuggle with her two dogs, Milo and Sweet Pea.  One factoid a lot of people did not know about Traci was that she went skydiving twice in Pittsburgh and she loved every second of it.  She traveled to Mexico and Jamaica and liked to vacation in Virginia Beach.  Traci also loved going to Knoebel’s Grove every summer and her favorite holiday was Halloween and she loved the fall season because of the changing colors of the trees.

Traci graduated from Southern Seminary College in 1992 with an Associate Degree in Science then graduated from Lycoming College in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  Traci worked for the Loyalsock Township School District and loved her job.  She loved interacting with the kids at school and it gave her the opportunity to see her daughters while she worked.

Traci and her husband, Robert S Helmrich Jr, were high school sweethearts at South Williamsport High School.  They continued a long-distance relationship for the two years Traci was in Virginia while Bobby was at Penn State and they both recall phone bills in excess of $200 a month.  They learned so much more about each other through those phone calls every night.  The 200 miles between them was difficult to handle but Bobby made the time to drive down to see Traci.  Traci graduated in 1992 and moved closer to home to go to Lycoming College.  The couple eventually got married and were together for 30 years.  They were true soulmates and they had a bond like no other.

In addition to her parents, her husband Robert, and her two daughters, Marissa Lynn and Brianna Paige Helmrich, she is survived by her sister, Kathi J Ferguson-Hunter, her in-laws, Robert S Helmrich Sr and Joan R Helmrich, her brother and sister-n-law, Chris C Helmrich and Tiffani Furman-Helmrich, and her sister-n-law, Ashley A Helmrich.

Traci was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents George and Alice Ferguson and her maternal grandparents Bud and Shirley Reeder.

Traci will be remembered as one of the most caring persons you will ever meet.  She would offer to help anyone even if they did not ask first.  Her beautiful smile lit up every room she entered.  Her goal in life was to take care of her family, and she was excellent at it.  She has left us way too soon, but she will live on through her daughters.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to kaufmanfuneralhomes.com.

Traci’s wishes were to not have a viewing or funeral. A memorial service will be held at a later date at First United Methodist Church in Williamsport once restrictions for gatherings are relaxed.


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    Jenny Hull says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are saddened by your loss. Mark and Jenny Hull

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      Isaac Schriner says

      She was my favorite librarian. She was funny, always helpful, a great person to talk to and I considered her my friend. I’ll miss her and I’m sure everyone else whose lives she touched will as well. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. – Isaac S

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    Lori L Underwood says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time.

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      Shawn Killian says

      We are so sorry to hear of Tracie’s passing. Such a sweet person. Always smiling! Our prayers are with you all. Shawn & Sandy Killian and family.

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      Judy Houser says

      Bob, you and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Judy and Rick Houser

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    cheryl mill says

    I met Tracy and Bob while their girls were enrolled in my preschool class at Dynatots and then at Konkle Library story time. Knowing them in that way made you see what a caring family they were. When I think of Tracy her ever smiling face comes to mind. Indeed her daughters will carry on her sweet, kind spirit. My prayers go out to Bob, Marissa and Breonnna.
    Cheryl Mill

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    Rick Robertson family says

    Bobby and family, our sincerest condolences to you all. I was so saddened to hear of Traci’s passing. My heart aches for you and the girls. Traci will surely be missed by those who knew her, as her smile would just illuminate everyone and everything around her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

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    Matt Stover says


    There is nothing I can say that will take the pain away at this time. The loss for you and the girls is a reminder of how special everyday with our loved ones needs to be treated. I hope that the three of you can find peace in knowing that Traci is in heaven with mom.

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    Becky Hibschman says

    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Bobby, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls at this very sad time.

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    Melanie Taormina says

    Dear Bob, Marissa, and Brianna–
    I was very saddened to learn of Traci’s passing. We did not know one another well — our paths crossed twice in life, at Lycoming College, and at Schick Elementary — but by her warmth and kindness she made me, and I expect everyone, feel like a good friend. I don’t need to tell you that she was one of the nicest people any of us could ever hope to meet. How blessed the world has been to have had her in it, how blessed your lives. Hold one another close and treasure your memories. I trust you will feel her near always. God’s peace.

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    Coach Zalonis and Family says

    Bobby, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. If there there is anything we can do for you please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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    June & Tom Irwin says

    We are so sorry for your families loss. Traci was a wonderful person. You and your family are in are thoughts and prayers.

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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her name. Traci wanted everyone to remember to wear sunscreen and that we should be kind to everyone we meet because we do not know what battle that person may be fighting.