November 4, 2017

All of us at Tamarind Institute extend our deepest sympathy to the Takach family.

Helen Takach (1934-2017) will be missed by all of us, and remembered by many — especially the hundreds of Tamarind students who have enjoyed her New Mexican recipes over the years. Helen served as the vice-president of Takach Press Corporation, which she and Dave Takach started in 1975. She is survived by Dave Takach, her three children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Life for Helen will be held on Saturday November 4, 2017, 1-3 pm, at the Koinonia Church, 10405 Comanche Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111.

In lieu of flowers, the Takach family has requested that contributions be made in Helen's memory to Tamarind Institute. Contributions may be sent to Tamarind Institute, c/o UNM Foundation, 700 Lomas Ave. NE Suite 108, Albuquerque, NM 87102; or made online at