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Emily R. Hellyer

February 1, 2003 — December 13, 2022

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Emily Rae Hellyer, 19, Babbitt, MN and formerly of Grand Forks, ND, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022, in Babbitt after a years-long battle with mental illness.

Emily was born February 1, 2003, in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of George and Rachel (Hemmes) Hellyer. She was raised and educated in Grand Forks and graduated from Central High School. Emily moved to Duluth to attend Lake Superior College. She later lived in Babbitt, MN, and attended Minnesota North College - Vermillion campus in Ely, MN. Emily also worked at the nursing home and Dollar General in Babbitt.

Emily was active in club and school soccer and volleyball. Emily frequently visited the farmer's market and loved to participate in many outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking, & stargazing. She enjoyed many genres of music, baking, cooking, and travel. She loved all animals, but none more than her family dog, Violet, and her two cats, J & Ripley.

Survivors include her parents, George and Rachel Hellyer, Grand Forks; sister, Mickayla Hellyer, Fargo; grandparents, Marshal and Lorna Hemmes, Humboldt, MN and Henry and Linda Hellyer, Grand Forks; Uncle David (Tiffany) Hemmes, Humboldt, MN; Aunt Heather (Michael) Mallett, Shakopee, MN; Aunt Paula (Phil) Schroeder, Thompson, ND; Aunt Sarah (Taylor) Hellyer-Skare, Moorhead, MN; several cherished cousins, best friend, Tatiana Jonk, Westbrook, ME; and boyfriend, Kenny Viergutz, Babbitt, MN.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks. Visitation will begin the hour before the service in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any mental health charity.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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