Helen Irene Bylinowski of Gold Beach, Oregon passed away on November 4, 2019. She was born in Oregon, Illinois on May 28, 1928. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Sophia (Sychta) Bylinowski and siblings Walter (killed in WWII), Bernice (Charles) Zanocco, Frank, Tony (Betty), John (Frances) and Genevieve. Helen is survived by her brother Andrew (Helen Louise) in St. Louis, Missouri and sister-in-law Eunice Bylin of Big Bear, California. She is also survived by sixteen nieces and nephews. Helen was devoted to her large, extended family.
Helen earned a Registered Nursing degree from St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing in Rockford, Illinois in 1949. She also earned advanced credentials in psychiatric nursing. Helen was a visiting nurse in Los Angeles before moving to Cayucas, California. She was on staff at Atascadero State Hospital. Helen moved to Gold Beach, Oregon after her retirement.
Helen was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Gold Beach and a cherished member of her church family. She believed strongly in the right to life. Helen will be missed by her family and all those whose lives she touched. A funeral mass will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church on November 9th at 11:30am. Contributions in Helen’s memory can be made to St. Charles Borromeo Church or the National Right to Life Campaign. Burial will be in Rogue River Cemetery. The family would like to thank Good Samaritan Curry Village in Brookings, Oregon for the compassionate care that Helen received in her final days.