Helen Ehrke was born September 17, 1918, in San Francisco, California to George and Helen Marheska, Russian immigrants who were of Polish heritage. Her adopted parents were James Allen and Theodosia Allen.
She passed away peacefully at St. John’s Stollwood on May 4, 2020 at the age of 101 years old.
Helen has been a Colusa County resident for 101 years living in the town of College City.
She attended the local schools and graduated from Pierce High School.
She married August Christian (Curley) Ehrke October 23, 1937. They had two sons, Allen August Ehrke and Carroll Christian Ehrke.
Helen enjoyed gardening, sewing, canning, visiting with friends and most of all her family.
She is survived by her Son, Allen A. Ehrke and Daughters-in-law Bonnie Ehrke and Marge Ehrke, five Grandchildren, Valerie Ehrke, Melissa Ehrke Doherty (Sean), David Ehrke (Jody), Martin Ehrke and Nathan Ehrke. Six Great Grandchildren Ashleigh Ehrke, Hannah Doherty, Gus Doherty, Mary Doherty, Emily Ehrke and Jack Ehrke.
She, was preceded in death by her parents James and Theodosia Allen and husband August Christian Ehrke, and son Carrol Christian Ehrke.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date with family.
Contributions may be made in memory of Helen to a Charity of your choice. ■
05/13/2020 • WPR #2020-0640