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Helen Sundell Thompson ’44

Born in Portland to Erland and Helmi Sundell, Helen attended Reed but graduated from the University of Washington in 1945 and taught high school math. She married Milus “Mike” Thompson in 1952. She spent many years as a volunteer responsible for the offering count at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Beaverton and loved spending time at the Oregon coast. Helen enjoyed tole painting, creating many art pieces for family and friends. Her husband predeceased her, and Helen is survived by her sister, Marion Thompson, and children, Earl Thompson and Sunny Freed.

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