Helen Michael

Obituary of Helen Mary Michael

Obituary for Helen D. Michael

  A funeral mass will be held November 16, at 12:15 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church for Helen D. Michael of Clackamas, formerly of Springfield, who passed away peacefully October 19 of age-related causes.  She was 98.

She was born June 30, 1923, in Lisbon, North Dakota, to Walter and Mathilda Durbin.  She was the youngest of 9 children.  She graduated from St. Mary High School in 1942.  She married Donald W. Michael in 1944 in Eugene.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Tillman Booth Co. in Eugene until 1952, when Don and she moved to their dairy farm in Thurston.  In 1969, they moved to West Linn.  She worked in banking until her retirement in 1988. 

She loved family gatherings and activities with her family and friends including golf and travel. She loved to laugh!

Helen was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include son Jeffry, of Oregon City, two daughters, Pamela of Portland, and Stephanie Goodpaster, of Camas, Wash.; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Private burial will be held at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Oregon Food Bank or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Springfield Memorial Funeral Home. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at musgroves.com 

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