Helen-Jane McCabe, 79, Brookings, died Oct. 10, 2000.

She moved to Brookings from Bishop, Calif., in 1988.

Survivors are her husband of 59 years, Selden P. McCabe Jr.; children Bonnie-Jane Mason, Selden P. McCabe III, Victoria L. Arnold, Philip C. McCabe, all of California; Caroline J. Crocker of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia; brother Harold B. Curtis, Rockville, Md.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A private service will be for family only at the Adobe Christian Center in Petaluma, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, her husband requests that donations be made to organizations fighting osteoarthritis and stroke.