Helen Lorraine McGlinchy
1933 - 2020

Helen Lorraine McGlinchy

March 23, 1933 - November 5, 2020

Helen, 87, died November 5, 2020.

She was born March 23, 1933, in St. Ignatius, Mont., to Burt & Ruth Prescott. She was the seventh of 11 children in the family. At the age of eight her family moved to Sunnyside Wash. She met and married Jim McGlinchy in 1953 in Kodiak, Alaska.

Helen was a homemaker raising her three children, while maintaining her love of her home, baking, sewing and taking care of her yard. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In their later years, Helen and Jim enjoyed traveling in their RV to various places and visiting family along the way. Family reunions with all of her siblings each year were a highlight in Helen's life. Helen's happiest times were when she had her family around her.

Surviving Helen are her three children, Karen Stonebraker of Longview, Larry McGlinchy (Janette) of Beaverton, Ore., and Gayle Acker (Matt) of Longview; nine grandchildren, Heather (Justin), Justin (Elaina), Tristin (Alisha), Cambria (Lane), Kelsey (Garrett), Landon (Anna), Spencer (Madeline), and Meleah; 19 great-grandchildren, Parker, Daeza, Dayanna, Dayton, Dash, Pierce, Mallory, Merrit, Talmage, Tilly, Hudson, Hazel, Gwendolyn, Gordon, Ellie, Leroy, Hyrum, Wren, and Royal. Her siblings, Ralph (Alice), Marjie (Charles), Betty, Joyce, and Barbara.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Jim McGlinchy, a son-in-law, Mike Stonebraker; a grandson, Mathew McGlinchy, two sisters and two brothers.

A private family service will be held due to Covid-19 restrictions

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Published by The Daily News on Nov. 12, 2020.
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We have fond memories of both Helen & Jim. They were great neighbors to first my parents and then us. May you have peace and comfort that they are together again.
Dian & David McIvor
November 14, 2020
Dear McGlinchy Families, It was with sadness that we learned of the passing of Helen. She was so loving, kind, and welcoming. She always made us feel comfortable and we enjoyed her tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Beautiful memories will help strengthen and support you as you grieve. Along with others, we will miss her greatly but we know that she is happy with Jim in her Heavenly home.
Bill and Elodie Caldwell
November 12, 2020
Larry, I am sorry for your loss.
Mike Leichner
November 12, 2020
Will always love our Aunties
Cindi Casseday
November 12, 2020