In Memoriam: Rita Hylle

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Helios Education Foundation’s first employee and its Grants Administrator and Special Assistant to the Founding Chairman, Rita Hylle, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013, in Mesa, Arizona.

Cherished by Helios’ Board of Directors and staff, Rita’s welcoming, out-going personality, her wit and warm sense of humor put a smile on the faces of everyone she touched. She shared a passion for education and for an improved quality of life for every community.

Rita will be remembered for her warmth and her organized, determined, “can-do” attitude that came through in all of her endeavors. She settled for nothing but the best for everyone around her and applied a business focus with a service mentality to everything she did.

Rita’s laughter, her caring, her selflessness, her commitment to education and her smile will be missed by all those who knew her, but especially by her extended family at Helios Education Foundation.