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Retha Marie

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Pressley (Helgeson)


Retha Pressley, 54, of Everett, Wash. passed away from Cancer April 11, 2013 with her family at her side. She was born March 14, 1959 in Medford, Ore. to Harley and Margaret Pressley of Prospect, Ore.


Retha went to Prospect School K-12. Growing up in Prospect she loved horses and rode with her friends all over the area. Retha moved to Washington where she met and married John Helgeson. They later divorced.

She is survived by sons, Chuck and Blayde Helgeson, of Arlington, Wash.; sisters, Linda (Larry) Kleiner, of Marysville, Wash., Gail (Mel) Bowen, of Butte Falls Ore., and Katie Holcomb, also of Marysville, Wash.; brothers, Doug Pressley, of Butte Falls, and Jeff Pressley, of Arlington, Wash. Retha was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Marv Holcomb; and niece, Melinda Bowen.

There will be a private scattering of her ashes at a later date in Prospect, Ore.

No more pain and suffering. You are in the arms of our Lord. Always in our hearts. We love you Retha.

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