Happy Birthday, Aunt Helen pictured above holding chicken at Pine Lawn Farm, near Newberg, Oregon with sister Betty holding chicks. Circa 1935
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Happy Birthday Aunt Helen
''It perhaps wasn't the most auspicious beginning. Her father Cecil Oscar Werst had died after a brief illness the previous October and her mother Grace Colby Werst was struggling to support herself and less than two year old daughter Betty Lorraine Werst. Grace and Cecil had been living in Spokane, Washington where they had married 8 Aug 1924. Grace and Betty went to stay with her sister Madge and husband Hal Massey at their home in Pendleton, Oregon. This became the birthplace of Helen Louise Werst.