On July 2, 2014, Myrna Mae Helser lost her battle with congestive heart failure.
She was born on Feb. 23, 1940, to Walter and Marian (Jensen) Henderson in Fargo, N. D.
The family later moved to Centralia, Wash., when she was a young girl. She graduated from Centralia High School in 1958. While in high school she worked at the family’s restaurant Walt’s Triangle Drive-In. After high school she moved to Tacoma and attended beauty school. It was there she met her first husband, Jack McClure, and they married in 1960. They had three children together, Tim McClure, Tami (John) Herzog and Jackie (Gina) McClure.
In 1974, Myrna met her beloved husband, Charles Helser. They moved to Elma in 1975, where they lived for over 25 years. She was the original owner and operator of the “Haus of Hair” in Elma. She went on to open other salons in Aberdeen, The Razor’s Edge and in Montesano. Together, Charles and Myrna raised their grandson, Zachary McClure.
Myrna has two sisters, Peggy (Richard) Montecucco and Mary Jo (Jim) Sloan. She also has four step-children, Debbie (Randy) Leavitt, Jeffery Helser, Greg (Cathy) Helser and Christine Hubble. She also has several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews that will miss her.
She was always known to be kind to all and always greeted everyone with a smile.
There will be a memorial service for Myrna on Saturday July 19, at the Elma Grange Hall from 1-4.