Obituary: Helen Cake Sokoloff June 12, 1926 – Sept. 28, 2022

Helen Mae Cake Sokoloff passed peacefully in her home, and was welcomed into Heaven by Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior on September 28, 2022 at the age of 96 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Flossie Bell McGeehen of Lisbon, Ohio; her first son “Tommy” who died during childhood; her first husband Robert Cake who was lovingly known by Los Alamos residents as the local pharmacist; her brother John McGeehen of Columbiana, Ohio and her sister Violet Bowman of Salem, Ohio.  

Helen and Robert Cake were married in their home state of Ohio and they had four children, Janice, Thomas, Daniel “Dan” and Sharon.  She lived in Los Alamos for over 61 years, first living in the Sundt Apartments and then in a home on Alabama Street where she raised her three children. She spent her final few years in White Rock.

Helen LOVED to be with people, sparked many vibrant conversations, was very active in many churches over the years, taught Sunday School, and sang in the Choir. She enjoyed music and often played the piano or organ at church and senior citizen events. Most churches in the area have had visits from her, for church services, pot lucks, picnics, choir and various receptions.

She and Robert took part in mission trips to Mexico, were members of The Gideons International outreach program, and the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International. Helen served in missions in Espanola, Santa Fe, and other parts of NM. She also assisted her elderly friends by taking them out for groceries, doctor appointments, etc. For a season, she was president of the Los Alamos AARP organization.

She loved to sew, and was very creative. She didn’t want to throw anything away in case she could later make a creation out of it. Helen made clothes for the family, and provided extra income by making clothing alterations for customers.

Helen and her surviving husband, Richard B. Sokoloff, were married for 12 years. She loved to take road trips and at the age of 95 she and Richard drove to Ohio and Indiana visiting family and making friends along the way.  

She is also survived by her three children: Janice Wimmersberger (Keith), Daniel Cake (Jeannette), and Sharon Dry (Donald); 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, two step-children and two step-grandchildren.

What a great life she had.  No doubt she enjoyed her final road trip to Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ministry of your choice.

A memorial service is pending.