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Helen F. Millican

January 26, 1922 – October 17, 2008


Stayton – Helen, 86, died Friday in Scio. She was born in Gervais and grew up in West Salem.  She was a graduate of Salem High School (now North Salem) and attended Seattle Pacific College where she met and married Roland Millican on September 18th, 1940.

During their 68 years of marriage, they lived in Seattle, Pratum and Albuquerque, NM before returning to Oregon upon Roland’s retirement in 1976.  They moved from Madras to the Willamette Valley in 1993 to be near family.

Helen loved and served her church in numerous ways throughout her life most recently as a member of the Cascade View Free Methodist Church in Sublimity. One of Helen’s greatest gifts was listening, and she was revered and loved by friends of all ages.

She is survived by her husband: Roland, her Daughter Sheryll Ralls and Son-In-Law David Ralls of Turner, Brothers: Robert Gwynn of Salem, Keith Gwynn and his wife La Velle of Salem, Wayne Gwynn and his wife Cecelia of Salem and James Gwynn and his wife Coleen of Portland. Grandchildren: Michael and Carmen Ralls of Canby and Rhonda and Stephen Seabolt of San Diego. Great-grandchildren: Alicia and Elena Ralls of Canby and Madeleine and Jacqueline Seabolt of San Diego.

Services celebrating her life will be at Cascade View Free Methodist Church in Sublimity, Monday, October 20, 2008 at 1:00 PM.

Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Childcare Ministries, Free Methodist World Missions, PO Box 664140, Indianapolis, IN 46266-4140

Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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