Helen Marie Estep

Born May 28, 1930 in Seattle, passed away January 4, 2006 in Seattle at age 75. Helen graduated from West Seattle High School (1948) and Multnoma Bible School, Portland (1950). She was a loving, thoughtful and giving wife, mother and grandmother. Helen loved books, and was instrumental in establishing the library at West Side Presbyterian. She served as president of the Pacific Northwest Church Librarians Association and also volunteered faithfully at University Presbyterian Church (UPC) in the library, audiotape ministry, memorial committee and as wedding coordinator. For years Helen ran her own wedding planning business, called "I Do, I Do." Helen and her husband Bob loved to visit Maui annually and enjoyed many other trips together over the years. She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Bob; children: Shelley (Gene), LouAnn, Rob (Alison), Lori (Brad); five grandchildren: Kira, Jan, Colin, Barrett and Lauren; sister Jean (Dick); niece, nephew, cousins and extended family. Helen showed her faith in Christ by the way she lived. She loved to do things for people because she knew they were all children of God's.

A celebration of Helen's life will be held at University Presbyterian Church (UPC), 4540 15th Ave. NE at 1 p.m. on January 23rd. In lieu of flowers please direct donations to the UPC library, West Side Presbyterian Church library or Group Health Hospice. Arrangements are underway to scatter Helen's ashes off the coast of her beloved Maui.