Helen Emma (Mayer, Coulson) Kuiken passed away peacefully Oct. 10 at Buena Vista Senior Care facility in Albuquerque at the age of 100. Born on August 23, 1917 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Jeanne (Merritt) and Frank Mayer and the adopted daughter of the late John A. Coulson. In addition to her children, Jeanine Dunbar of Hopkinton, Mass., and Christopher Einig of Tijeras, she leaves her two grandchildren, Kristin Mercurio of Jefferson, Mass. and Dustin Einig of Portland, Ore., and son-in-law, Frank Dunbar. She was preceded in death by her two siblings, Charles Coulson and Ethel Monette. Helen was a resident of Tijeras for 50-plus years and retired from her employment with the City of Albuquerque at the age of 72. She spent many special hours with friends at the Edgewood Senior Center until June 2017. Her family and friends were privileged to celebrate her 100th birthday at Buena Vista Senior Care in August and would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care she received there. She will be missed by all who loved her. A memorial service will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Cedar Crest on a date to be determined. Donations of sympathy may be made to Edgewood Senior Center, 114 Quail Trail, Edgewood, NM 87015.