Ann L. Helmick

October 7, 1944 - February 20, 2024

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Ann Lynn Helmick

October 07, 1944 – February 20, 2024

Ann Lynn Helmick died peacefully February 20, 2024. Ann is survived by her niece Brooke Radeker ( Joyce Respess ) and brother-in-law Lawrence Radeker of Bend, OR and pre-deceased by her sister Joanne Radeker and parents Gordon and Clarice Helmick. Ann was born in Nebraska, and moved with the family as a young child to Portland, Oregon.

Ann graduated from Pacific University in 1966 and had dear and lifelong friendships with many there. After graduation, she lived and worked in both Trinidad & Tobago and Finland for several years before returning to Portland. Ann was a career travel agent with a love of adventure, and a meticulous planner.  She travelled far and wide throughout her life, often in the company of her sister. They were a well matched set of roamers, and always came back with the best, often hilarious, stories to tell. Ann was proud of her Midwestern Scandinavian heritage and stayed true to one of her favorite sayings “You can always tell a Dane, but you can’t tell them much”. She lived a life well-loved.


No services are planned at this time. Donations in lieu of flowers to Multnomah County Animal Services or Oregon Humane Society.