Helen Mary Manka passed away February 28, 2013 in Seattle, WA. She was born in Warden,WA to Jacob and Lydia Herrmann on May 10, 1927. She graduated from Tolt High School in 1945. She worked as a telephone operator for many years and continued her career in many service related jobs in the Auburn area. She was a member of the Auburn Eagles, foster mother to many children and volunteered at the Auburn Senior Center.
Helen is preceded in death by her father, Jacob Herrmann, her mother Lydia Albrecht and brothers Victor, Walt and Jacob Herrmann. Helen is survived by her sister Betty Wehrli and brothers Chris, Joe, Albert Albrecht. She is also survived by daughters Helen (Kelly) Heathman, Janet (Patrick) McCart, grandchildren Matthew (Robin) McCart, Lindsay (Taylor) Starkey, Jacob Heathman and great-granddaughter Jovie Starkey.