Helen V. Francisco, 91, of South Lake Tahoe, CA passed away Monday April 19th, 2021, at her home with her friend/caretaker (Stacie Ziegler) and grandchildren by her side. Helen Verda (Cox) Francisco was born on November 22, 1929, in Indianapolis, IN. She was the daughter of Hallie and Iden Cox and was raised in Oakland, CA. There she had her only son, James Francisco, and married Danny Francisco. They lived in the Bay Area for over 40 years and moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1978. She worked for the US Forest Service and retired in the 1980's. She loved an occasional visit to the casinos to gamble and hopefully "win!" She also loved her friends deeply, the San Francisco Giants, walking, knitting, and socializing. She was incredibly personable and could literally talk to anyone! (Such a gift). But most of all, she loved her husband, her son, her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Danny Francisco, her son James (Cheryl) Francisco, her grandchildren Daniel (Maya) Francisco and Monica (Joe) Stewart and her great grandchildren Jared and James Francisco. She is a light that will never fade.