Her Life

A Life Well Lived

Mrs. Helen Korkor Golloh was born to the Late Bernard AshirifiGogo and Matilda Oboshie Laryea of La-Accra on October 20, 1954. She attended La Anglican Primary & Middle Schools in the years 1960-1970. After completion, she enrolled at the Accra Singer Sewing School to become a Seamstress and a Singer Sewing Machine Repair Technician. Helen later opened her own sewing shop and enrolled many apprentices over a several number of years.

Later in life, she decided to change professions to become a nurse. She enrolled at the Akim Oda Community Health Nursing Training School. She graduated and became a Community Health Nurse at the Adabraka Clinic in Accra-Ghana. In 1982, she was posted to Ada Hospital where she worked at the Mother & Child clinics around Ada. She loved her job and got an opportunity to educate teenage mothers on healthy nutrition and living. During the same period, she met her husband Dr. Anku Golloh and got married on November 14, 1984. After having their first child, she decided to become a full-time housewife and mother. As a full-time wife and mother, she engaged in various businesses like hairdressing, making tie & dye fabrics, ice-cream, and selling waakye (her specialty). She was a hardworking woman who knew how to make the most with the little resources she had.

In 1997, she relocated to the United States to join her husband, leaving her three children behind. Shortly upon her arrival, Helen gave birth to her last child, Emmanuel and soon trained to work at the Columbus Alzheimer’s Association. She later joined Riverside Methodist Hospital where she worked as a Nursing Assistant. In 1999, she got the opportunity to work with Franklin County Residential Services now known as Boundless Inc as a Residential Specialist. This soon came to an end as Helen and her husband had to move to Dubai for an expatriate work opportunity that had risen for her husband. Helen being hardworking, quickly adapted to her new environment and ran a family business seamlessly in Dubai. She later had all her children join her in Dubai and then returned to the USA with them. When she returned, she was received back to work with open arms at Boundless Inc as one of their best Residential Specialists where she remained from 2005 to December 2019 upon retirement.

Helen was a woman of character and had a big heart. She was humble, wise, compassionate, helpful, and passionate. As a supportive wife, she stood firm for her husband at all cost. As a mother, she sacrificed tremendously for her children. She wanted the best for them. Not only was Helen a mother and grandmother to her children and grandchild, but she was also openly pleasant to others who considered her as their mother and grandmother, too. As a friend, she made you feel you were the only special friend she had. Her sense of humor and personality drew people close to her. She was a loving person who gave her all to people, especially when they needed help of any sort.

The greatest thing was that Helen was a woman of faith. She loved and served God faithfully in all she did. This was evidenced in her service to the house of God and people. She shared the love of God in her actions and interactions. Helen was a rare gem because she had everyone’s interest at heart before hers. Her giving and selfless spirit was a gift to mankind. She was an overcomer because she always testified of the goodness of God in her life. Helen fought a good fight, finished the race, and indeed kept the faith (II Tim. 4:7).

We will miss you dearly, but we know you are in the good hands of your maker. Rest well,    Till We Meet Again.