Helen Davis Skahan

Helen Davis Skahan, 96, a mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, died peacefully at home on the Key Peninsula on Feb. 6. She was born on Aug. 14, 1918, in Tacoma, to Verne and Margaret Lunore.

Skahan attended Elgin School for eight years.

She is survived by her daughters Eileen Day and Catherine Skahan-Carlson; her son Brett Skahan, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 22 great, great grandchildren; cousin Irene Wentworth; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Skahan is preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Alton Gross; her brother Laverne Lunore, her first husband, Burton Day; her second husband, Elmer Skahan; her son, Verne Day, and her daughter Rosalie Trettin.

She loved the forest and harvested huckleberry and salal evergreens until she was 80 years old.Skahan had beautiful flower gardens around her home. She sold many hand-crocheted and knit items at the Port Orchard Farmer’s Market for more than 25 years.

A graveside service was held at the Vaughn Bay Cemetery followed by a celebration of life gathering at the Burley Community Hall.