Helen Marie Hiriburu, 78, of Gridley, California, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 20, 2016.
She was born October 14, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, to parents, Eddie and Lola Grayson.
Helen was married 50 years to Arnaud Hiriburu who preceded her death in May 2008. Also, preceded her in death were her siblings; sister, Hazel Burchfield and brothers Jim and Jack Grayson.
Helen is survived by her daughters, Pam Cundiff (Kurt) of Glenn, Evette Amos (Jack), Deanna Kossow (Mike) and Yvonne Wirick (Ron) all of Gridley, and grandchildren Morgan, Wesley, Molly, Ray, Bryan, Stephanie, Leann, Nicolle, Annette and Joey and 14 great-grandchildren.
Helen graduated from Marysville High School and worked several seasons at the Libby's Cannery in Gridley. Helen was a devoted homemaker and giving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that truly enjoyed family gatherings.
Helen was surrounded by her daughters when she passed away, and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery in Gridley. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
. Arrangements entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Nov. 30, 2016