Helen Marie Quesnell
December 29, 1926 – April 28, 2013
Helen M. Quesnell was born on December 29, 1926 in Toppenish, Washington to Bert and Helen Guns. She was raised in Zillah, Washington. Helen moved to Yakima after grade school and attended Yakima Valley High School. After High School, she worked for Ma-Bell as an operator and became a clerk for Pacific Northwest Bell where she retired after 31 years. When she was 19, she met and fell in love with Robert W. Quesnell. The two were married on June 19, 1946 and have been side by side for the last 67 years. Together, they had two sons, Stephen and Robert. Helen was a member of the telephone pioneers of Washington, VFW #379, American Legion Auxiliary #162, and Moose Lodge #521. She enjoyed fishing with family and friends in their Lund fishing boat, and traveling to Westport and Arizona in the family motorhome. Helen was preceded in death by her parents Bert and Helen, and her daughter-in-law Mary. Helen is survived by her husband Robert, her oldest son Steve Quesnell and his wife Sandy; younger son Robert L. Quesnell and companion Karen Purnell; four grandchildren, Kim Hansen (Eric), Tresa Quesnell (Mike Wilske), Chad Quesnell (Heather), Nicole Tabert (Carey); 7 great grandchildren, Ashley Chambers, Kyler Hansen, Cole Tabert, Callie Tabert, Blake Gefroh, Emma Quesnell, and Carissa Quesnell. Two great great grandchildren are on the way, Hudson Chambers and Rylan Hansen.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association c/o Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home.
Memorial Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. To share a memory of Helen visit www.lmfuneralhome.com.
- Memorial Service Saturday, May 4, 2013
Helen Marie Quesnell
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May 20, 2013
Hoot and I just heard about our dear friends passing, We will miss her dearly. She was like a mother to us both. We have such wonderful memories of her. Our fishing trips together were some of the best days we ever had. She did like her fishing. There is no one that could make you feel more welcome into her home then she could. She will be missed. Judy & Hoot Williamson Tucson Arizona
May 4, 2013
I have only had the pleasure of knowing Helen for the past year as I began to do her hair now and then at Highgate Senior Living. This past 5 months I was blessed to spend time with Helen every week as I kept her hair looking beautiful. Helen had the sweetest smile and became someone very special in my heart. She would call me "Hon" and I began calling her "Momma." I would hug her, hold her hands and always gave her a kiss on the cheek! I have a fond memory of Helen from when I brought my 12 year old granddaughter to work not too long ago, and even though Helen had spent a lot of time lately sleeping, when she saw my granddaughter, her eyes brightened up, she smiled, stayed awake and just looked at my granddaughter the entire time I was doing her hair. When I wasn't doing Helen's hair, but would visit her on the other days, I always was allowed a hug and a kiss on her cheek, and to hold her hands. I will miss her beautiful face and sweet smile and will keep her memory in that special place in my heart. Dorothy Spencer "Highgate Hair Salon."