Denver Post owner “Miss Helen” was a powerful voice for charity in her adopted city

Denver Post archive photoAn undated photo of Helen Bonfils

Helen Bonfils — “Miss Helen” to those who knew her — grew up a “poor little rich girl” whose father, Frederick, co-owned the powerful Denver Post, and who became a force in the community with her charitable works.

She was born in 1889, the younger of two Bonfils daughters. The apple of her father’s eye, she became known as “Papa’s Girl.” As a woman, she was tall with an elegant demeanor and a full head of blond...

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