Helene June Malbon|
Helene Malbon passed away peacefully on June 10, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Helene was born on June 15, 1931 in Portage, Wisconsin. She was raised on a farm near Poynette, Wisconsin and later attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
On January 31, 1953, she married Sid Malbon. Sid's job with the National Park Service took them to Roanoke, VA, San Francisco, Port Angeles, and Omaha. In 1966 they moved to Bainbridge Island where they have resided for the last 47 years.
Helene was known by all for her warm smile and genuine concern for others before herself. She developed a gift in calligraphy and rosemaling (Norwegian flower painting). She and Sid have been active members of Bethany Lutheran Church since the late 1960s. Helene found true joy as a wife, mother and grandmother and in the multitude of close relationships that she carefully nurtured and cherished in her life.
Helene is survived by Sid, her loving husband of 60 years, son Mark (Peggy) in Signal Hill, CA, daughter Jane in Seattle, two grandchildren (Amy in New York, NY and Greg in Denver, CO) and a brother John Johnson in Madison, WI.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 16, 2013