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Helen L. Hooker

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January 16, 1926 - January 15, 2011

Helen died peacefully in Mt. Vernon, WA. Born to Clifford and Helen Challender in Jackson, MI. Helen married her childhood sweetheart, Donald at age 17 and lost him to cancer after 50 years of marriage. In 1962, they moved to Hawthorne where she worked and retired after 22 years at Hughes Aircraft. In 1995, Helen moved to Washington to be with family. Helen is survived by 3 children, Virginia Bevington, Susan O'Connor and Mike Hooker; one brother, Duane Challender; 9 grandkids; and 26 great-grandkids. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Ernest, Donald, Wilfred and Earl. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson.org. A "celebration of life" will be held at Virginia's home in Torrance on June 21. Call: (310) 320-9862 for more info. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on June 20, 2011
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