HELEN T. WARNER
July 14, 1925 ~ July 20, 2015
"Helen loved and accepted all she met with a smile
and unconditional love. There was always room in
her home and her heart for one more."
Helen (O'Halloran) Warner, 90, of Ridgefield, WA (recently of Snohomish), went to dance with the angels on July 20th, 2015. Her light began to shine July 14, 1925 as the 4th child of John and Nellie O'Halloran of Tigard, OR.
Helen was married to Bernard V. Warner, who preceded her in death in January 2006.
It was obvious to all who knew Helen that her Catholic faith, her family, and her Irish heritage, were what she valued most. In addition to being active in her parish community, she promoted the dairy industry with the Clark Co. Dairy Women and was an active crusader in the Pro-Life movement.
Though in later years, Alzheimer's stole her memory, she always had a smile and a hug for everyone. While very devout, she was always game for anything. As a granddaughter said, "She was the cross between Mother Teresa and Mary Poppins.".
Helen is survived by her eight children: Bernie (Kari), Marty, Peggy, Donna (Randy Bronkhorst), Ed (Betty), Ray (Sam), Steve (Jane) and Dennis (Cathy); her brother, Larry O'Halloran of Beaverton, OR; and she has blessed the lives of 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Her son, Jerry, preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1964.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sat., Aug. 1st, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Ridgefield, WA. We are asking all guests to wear green to celebrate her Irish heritage. There will be a Rosary on Fri., July 31st at 7 p.m. at Vancouver Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Human Life of Washington, 14400 Bel-Red Rd., Ste 207, Bellevue, WA 98007 or www.humanlife.net
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits
Published by The Columbian on Jul. 26, 2015.