Helen Louise Bjornsen
1925 – 2016
Helen Louise Bjornsen passed away peacefully on February 25, 2016. She left behind her four children; Karen, Fritz, and Marrgo Bjornsen, and Lois Brakensiek. She also leaves eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Her husband of forty six years, Robert (Bob) Bjornsen, passed away in 1991. Helen was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1925. When she was 13, her family moved to Los Angeles where she attended Woodrow Wilson High School and met her future husband, Bob. Together they traveled extensively for both work and pleasure, visiting six continents and living for a time in the Philippines where Bob taught forestry. They lived in Boise for several years before Bob retired,
moving to Topaz Lake, Nevada where they built a house. She returned to Boise in 2007. She was a writer, photographer, and talented jewelry maker, and pursued interests in computers, scrapbooking and genealogy. As per her wishes, the family will hold a private ceremony in her honor.Condolences for the family may be left on Helen’s memorial page at http://www.cloverdalefuneralhome.com.