Helen Imogene Nostrant of Richland passed away March 7, 2019 at Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick.
Helen Cadman was born April 30, 1931 on an old homestead in St. John, Kan., to John and Golda Cadman. She attended school through the eighth grade in St. John. In 1945 she moved to Grandview, with her mother and stepfather; graduating from Grandview High School in May 1949.
It was in Grandview she met the love of her life, Wayne Nostrant, while working as a soda jerk at Johnson’s Pharmacy. Wayne and Helen raised their family in Sunnyside until moving to Richland in 1982. She worked for United Telephone Company as an operator for 15 years. They were married 52 years until Wayne’s passing in 2003.
Helen was an amazing cook with fried chicken being her specialty. She enjoyed reading, writing, travel, camping, fishing and sports. She was an avid Mariners and Seahawks fan. But her greatest love was her family and she was their #1 fan.
She is survived by sons Larry (Vickie) Nostrant, Dennis (Candy Graff) Nostrant, Ramon (Ann Long) Nostrant and Randy Nostrant; daughters Marcia Raak, Susan (Mike) Skeeters, Trish Nostrant and Andrea Kern; sisters Peggy (Gay) Brewer and Sue (Joe) Siebenberg; brother Bill (Lupita) Cadman and stepbrother Larry (Pat) Cossey. She was also survived by her 16 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chaplaincy Hospice or University of Washington Liver Transplant Department.
Memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, am at Einan’s at Sunset ,915 ByPass Hwy., Richland.
Express your thoughts and memories on our online guestbook at www.einansatsunset.com.