Helen Sun Utegaard nacque a Pechino il 13 aprile del 1924, si trasferì negli USA dopo aver sposato il marine John Utegaard e divenne una nota bridgista che arrivò a vincere 10 NABC tra i quali ricordiamo 4 volte lo Sternberg nel 1971, 1973, 1991 e 1992.
World International Women Master, fece più volte parte della nazionale femminile USA e visse in California.
Scomparve il 15 dicembre del 2006 a Las Vegas.
Helen Sun Utegaard was born in Beijing 1924, April 13 and was raised in a house that is now a historic landmark, having been used by Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai.
Moving to the United States after marrying John Utegaard, a marine, she became one of the best female American bridge players never to win a world title, taking 10 North American titles and becoming a grand life master with more than 11,000 master points.
She was a World Bridge Federation world master who played in six world team championships, her best finish being fifth in the 1988 Team Olympiad.
She disappeared in Las Vegas 2006, December 15.