Longtime area resident Helen Stygar died April 11, 2015. She was 97.
She was born May 5, 1917, in Seattle to Alfred and Jennie Janson. She was one of three children, including Ruth Janson Farman and Evelynn Janson Bellinger. She graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1935 then graduated from business college in Seattle. She met and married Victor Duncan, moved to Southern California and gave birth to four children, three now deceased. Her first marriage ended in the early 1950s and, in 1958, she married Robert Stygar, who brought three young daughters to the home on Marion Street. She was active in Camp Fire, volunteered at St. Elizabeth Hospital and the Kiwanis Food Bank, and was a lifelong member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by daughter Bonnie Duncan Blair (Michael) of Seattle; husband Robert Stygar of Enumclaw; stepdaughters Sandra Stygar Hackstock (Richard), Nora Stygar Hogenson (Tom) and Barbara Stygar Mac Onie (Robert); four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Remembrances may be made to Cascade Caregivers on Elmont Street in Enumclaw, where she died peacefully.