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La Grande, Oregon

Terry Helman, 62, of La Grande, died May 30, 2003, at his home.

A celebration of life service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the La Grande Eagles Lodge.
Mr. Helman was born on Sept. 19, 1940, at La Grande to Virgil and Cleo Campbell Helman. He was a 1958 La Grande High School graduate.

He served with the Oregon National Guard and later became active in the U.S. Army. On Aug. 21, 1961, he married Marilyn Scott at Boise. The marriage later ended in divorce.

On May 7, 1982, he married Carolyn Roberts.

Mr. Helman worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation for 34 years. He had worked in La Grande, Ontario and Pendleton. He retired in 1994 as the district office manager from the La Grande office.

Bowling, hunting and fishing were among his hobbies. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and was a former member of the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of La Grande; children, Kari Brown of La Grande, Darin Helman of Milton-Freewater, Kristi Hagey of Pendleton, Mike Presley of La Grande, Debbie Graham of Umatilla, Don Presley of Oregon City and Julie Henderson of Imbler; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Marla Crabill of Baker City; brothers, Randy Helman of La Grande and Rickey Helman of Wilmington, Calif.; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Cancer Society, 0330 S.W. Curry, Portland, OR 97201.
To view the obituary, sign the guest book, or leave a condolence, visit: www.danielschapel.com.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 13, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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