Helen Jane Brynjulson passed away from a stroke on Jan. 6, 2013 at Hayden, Idaho at the age of 93.
Helen was born Dec. 14, 1919 to Richard and Gertrude Brown of Sidney, MT. Helen graduated from Sidney High School, Sidney, MT, in the class of 1939 and was employed at the Triangle Night Club.
Helen was married to J. George Brynjulson on Sept. 6, 1942 in Sidney. They lived in Sidney until 1945 when they moved to Plentywood, Mt, where Helen was employed at JC Penney Co. for 25 years and George worked for the Plentywood Electric Co. until she and George moved to Colville and opened the first Coast to Coast store in Colville.
In 1987, Helen and George retired and moved to Clark Fork, Idaho. In 1993 they moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Helen is survived by two daughters, Pat (Kenny) Halland Colville; and Celeste (Roger) Gillispie, Hayden, Idaho; grandchildren, Chris Halland, Williston, ND; Pam Mace, Spokane; Shawn (Kelly) Halland, Las Vegas, NV; Kim Nieder, Centralia; step-grandsons, Jim Gillispie, Seattle; John Gillispie, Hayden; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Amber, Cody, Brittney, Julia, Ashley and Leah, and two great-great-grandsons, Noah and Silas.
Helen is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and by a brother and sisters-in-law in California: Bob and Cathy Brynjulson and Delores Vis, Lila McHugh, Gerald Brynjulson and Helen Marin, Miles City, MT.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, George (2009), and by her parents, Richard and Gertrude Brown; by her brothers, Bill, Bob, Hugh Brown and by one sister, Hazel Wersland and two grandchildren, Corwin and Karla.
In keeping with Helen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will take place later in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Shriners Hospital, 911 W 5th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204, or to Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho 83835.