Helen Strong

Enumclaw resident Helen Strong died May 24, 2011, in Burien, Wash. She was 66.

She was born Sept. 17, 1944, in Salt Lake City to Frank and Maxine Howell of Farmington, Utah, where she lived until 1967. She married Steve Strong in December 1966 and they moved about the county due to his military and civilian occupations. They had spent the past 20 years in the Puget Sound region, the final 11 in Enumclaw. She had worked in a variety of occupations, from commercial sales to running an in-home daycare, working in a school lunch program and being a church custodian.

She is survived by her husband Steve; daughter Kimberely Herrera and husband Rick of Denver; sons Craig Strong and wife Janis of Kent, Wash., and David Strong and wife Tina of Phoenix; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers Richard and Lynn.

A memorial service took place May 28 at Enumclaw’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.