Helen Dapcevich (1924 - 2014)

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September 7th, 1924 – December 21st 2014

Helen Dapcevich, age 90, passed away on December 21st. Helen, the oldest of four sisters and a brother, was born in the mining town of Washoe, Montana on September 7, 1924 to Yugoslavian immigrants Spiro and Jeva Randunovich. Helen passed away at Bartlett Hospital after a brief illness.

After the mine in Washoe closed down, the family moved to Billings, Montana and purchased a farm. Soon after graduating from Billings High School, Helen moved to Seattle. Her first job there was with the War Department, Seattle Signal Depot. When the war ended the depot closed and she transferred to the Federal Housing Authority Administration in Seattle. In 1949 she met her husband William at a Yugoslavian gathering at a home in Seattle. They soon became engaged and married on June 4, 1949 in Juneau.

Helen went to work as an accounting technician for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and enjoyed working there for twenty-six years. She and William made many good friends while working for the Bureau. Helen retired in 1979, and she became an active member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Because of Helen and Bill's strong belief in family, the made several trips over the years to visit their families in Montenegro. Helen also shared a great deal of time with the extended Dapcevich family in Juneau. One of her favorite places to go was the family's Tee Harbor cabin. In addition, she loved spending time with her grandsons, great-grandsons and great-granddaughter.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband William; parents, Spiro and Jeva; and sisters, Stella and Olga. She is survived by her sisters Rosie and Nellie; brother Pete and nieces Bonnie and Treva, and the Dickson and Buckingham families in Seattle. In Juneau, Helen is survived by her daughter Linda; grandsons Ryan Bischoff and wife Mackenzie; Kyle and his wife Krystal and her daughter Ellie; great-grandsons Casen and Donny, great-granddaughter Aubree; brother-in-laws Don and John; sister-in-laws Nat, Vi, Carol and Jan, and the extended Dapcevich family.

In honor of Helen's wishes, no formal services will be held. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation, the family suggests a donation to the . The family can be reached at the following address: P.O. Box 20884, Juneau, Alaska 99802.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Jan. 1 to Jan. 30, 2015
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