Helena Christine Knudsen was born in San Fernando, Calif. in 1935 to Helen and Chris Knudsen.
She grew up in Shelton and graduated from Irene S Reed High School.
After getting her nursing training Knudsen married the love of her life, Kenneth J Gohrick in 1956.
She lived most of her time in the Seattle area as well as Lakebay, until she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005. Most of the time since, she lived in Covington in a group home.
Gohrick was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. Gohrick in 1988, and brother Don Knudsen in 1998.
She is survived by and deeply loved by her three children: Cheri Collins, Kenneth B. Gohrick, and Pamela Kaczmarczyk; her six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, her brother Lawrence Knudsen and her sister Viola Hanson.
Gohrick died Sept. 14, surrounded by her children, one grandchild, one great grandchild, and Pastor Chuck Wahlstrom. There was a celebration of life at Real Life Church in Covington.
Donations can be made in honor of Helena Gohrick to the Breast Cancer Foundation or to Fred and Diane Stock who serve with Fairchild Fellowship House. Donation info can be made at fairchildfellowship.org or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.