OBITUARY

Helen T. Warner

July 14, 1925July 20, 2015
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“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, 20I5. 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 grand- daughter 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 Saturday, August 1st. 2015 at 11a.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 ., See 207, Bellevue, WA 98007 or www.humanlife.net. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Recitation of the Rosary

    Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, August 1, 2015

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, August 21, 2015

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service will follow Mass

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Autumn Kostelecky

August 16, 2015

To the entire Warner family. Our family (The Kostelecky's) got to know Helen just over the last year when my in-laws moved to Snohomish. Her infectious smile truly was welcomed as our family was going through difficult times with Allen on hospice and Joyce with progressing Alzheimer's. She always offered kindness to everyone who walked through the doors. I am so glad you had her with you for such a long time. She is truly a gem. Thank you for sharing her with us.

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August 12, 2015

Condolences to the Warner family. I just found out today of your loss. Your mom was "everybody's mom". Such wonderful memories of her and your family especially during the Clark County Fair days. She is at peace now in heaven.

The Curtin Kids, Vancouver, Washington

August 3, 2015

Helen and my mother had a great time in Mom's last years. She was such a blessing to mom and she will be missed. She would call mom when she was ill and she and mom would laugh, deep belly laughs.

Glen & Marie Ronco

August 2, 2015

We met Helen and a lot of her children after moving to Snohomish in 2007. She was a delight, full of spirit and fun, and played a mean game of dominoes. She was truly a matriarch for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was one of a kind and will be missed.

Teresa O'Halloran-Nelson

July 31, 2015

Aunt Helen always had a knack for making everyone feel special. As the youngest cousin, I often felt left out with all the older cousins, but my Aunt Helen always included me & engaged me when I was down. As a youngster I remember one Whitney Clan picnic that I got to go home with Aunt Helen to the farm. During the week I stayed I remember her teaching me how to bottle feed a little piglet, move irrigation pipes (which I hated, by the way) and play air hockey in the basement! She was the greatest in my eyes and will be greatly missed. I am saddened that I cannot make it back for her service. My thoughts & condolences to my cousins & their families, as well as her brother (my father) as she returns home to God and reunites with those that went before her. May she rest in peace.

Larry Melo

July 29, 2015

Dear Warner Family, I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. What a great, great person. Always so kind and caring to everyone and since first grade when the Melo's became your neighbors, your mom was always nice to me. First Mrs. Schuster, then my Mom, and now unfortunately Mrs. Warner. But I know, in my heart, those 3 are having a ball being together again. Let your heart be comforted by that... I love the Warner Family and your Mother was and will continue to be a true Angel.....

Dragana Zikov

July 28, 2015

Our deepest condolences to the family.
Helen was my son's Terry Godmother. She accepted my husband and I after we escaped the war in Bosnia. She was a family and friend. I know that she is a Saint who touched many of us and is still watching over us. Helen will be in our hearts, prayers, and thoughts as well as her big, beautiful family. We love you dear Helen.
Dragana and Tibor Zikov

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