Helena Marie Matthynssens, 47, a Central Park resident, died at her home Wednesday, November 13, 2019. She was born in Aberdeen June 23, 1972, the daughter of John and Peggy (Zimmerman) Hunley. She graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1990 and had attended Grays Harbor College.
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She moved to Florida in January, 1997, but returned to the Harbor to marry Ron Matthynssens, March 5, 1997. She returned to Florida and Ron followed that Fall following completion of a job obligation he had here. In 2006 they came back to the Harbor to a home in Central Park.
Earlier Helena had worked for Humdinger in Hoquiam and Lake Quinault Lodge. While in Florida she joined the Wal Mart staff there and upon return to Grays Harbor she continued at Wal Mart here serving for a total of 22 years.
Helena had attended Immanuel Baptist Church and was also a member of the Pieceful Discoverers Quilt Guild. She enjoyed other crafts as well, especially bead work. She would visit homebound members of the family and always created home-made presents for Christmas.
She is survived by her husband Ron of the family home in Central Park; three sons: Ian, Charlie and Noah, all of Central Park; a brother: Nathan (Mami) Hunley, Fukuoka, Japan; three step-brothers: Ralph Bishop, Estanica, New Mexico, Chuck (Alisa) Bishop, Elma, and Dan (Jackie) Bishop, Oak Island, North Carolina; her mother and step-father, Peggy and Charles Bishop, Limestone, TN and her father, John Hunley, Hoquiam. She was preceded in death by a step-brother, Robert Bishop.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11AM Saturday, November 23rd in Immanuel Baptist Church, 1200 Soule St., Hoquiam. Reverend Kent Gravley will officiate.
The church will provide a meal in the Fellowship Hall following the service.
A card of condolence with a message or a condolence may be sent to the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.