Helene Hensen Streeter (formerly Helene Clark) died Friday, April 6, in Paradise, Calif.
Helene was born in Burns on Sept. 17, 1923, to Roy and Ethel Clark. Both parents were second generation Harney County pioneers. Roy was an active stockman on several ranches throughout his life in Harney and Lake counties. He was married to the former Ethel A. Turner of Burns, who worked as a bookkeeper during their ranching years.
While growing up, Helene was also very active and involved with her family in ranching.
She graduated from Ashland High School in 1942. Then she worked in Burns and Lakeview before marrying Henry “Hank” Hensen on April 21, 1946. They moved to California. She primarily worked for 20 years in car dealerships in Oregon and California, and concluded her career of 25 years with the Department of Water Resources in Oroville, Calif.
Her retirement years in Paradise, Calif., were spent traveling with her loving and caring companion, Arley Emmons.
Helene was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ethel Clark, and her sister, Donna Santos.
Helene is survived by her companion, Arley Emmons; daughter, Sonja Lund of Chico, Calif.; granddaughter, Brittany Lund of Paradise, Calif.; cousin Bunny Pope of Burns; and other nieces and cousins.
Private family services will be held in Burns.