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 Helen A <I>Torgerson</I> McFarland

Helen A Torgerson McFarland

Birth
Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana, USA
Death 18 Jan 2016 (aged 58)
Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Burial Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Plot Old Sect 97 Grave 3
Memorial ID 157299733 · View Source
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Helen A. McFarland, 58, passed away unexpectedly in her home from heart failure on the evening of January 18th, 2016. Born in Anaconda, Montana on May 22, 1957 to William and Jean Torgerson, she was a loving mother, faithful wife and wonderful friend to many.

Graduating from CDA High School in 1975, Helen moved to Alaska for a short time where she met her beloved and late husband Jim McFarland. After a few years in Portland, Oregon, Helen, Jim and their two children Jared and Kelly settled down in Coeur d' Alene, including 10 years of commitment to Idaho Forest Industries where she made many lasting friendships.

Helen loved being a mom, a wife, and a homemaker. Her every effort was to ensure the happiness and success of others. She selflessly supported Jim's business's, sacrificed to provide for her children's activities and education, and always had a warm meal on the table at the end of the day. Be it birthday cakes, bake sale cookies, or her grandmother's Italian bread, Helen was always baking for others. She was creative, smart, resourceful, and maintained a devotion to Christ through her Catholic faith.

Helen is survived by her mother Jean Torgerson, her three children, Kelly McFarland, Jared McFarland, and Matt Ziegler, her three sisters Ann Beutler, Donna Olson, and Sue Haverfield, and her brother Tom Togerson.

Helen was deeply loved by many, and will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at St. Thomas Church, reception to follow. All who knew and loved Helen are invited to attend.
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  • Maintained by: Lorna Dunham DiRe
  • Originally Created by: Bill Kapaun
  • Added: 21 Jan 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 157299733
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen A Torgerson McFarland (22 May 1957–18 Jan 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157299733, citing Saint Thomas Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Lorna Dunham DiRe (contributor 47953743) .