Helen Ohrberg


February 15, 2024

Helen Marie Ohrberg, 93, of Centralia died on Feb. 7, 2024. Helen was born in Mandan, North Dakota, to Egil and Edith (Weisser) Haugen on Dec. 18, 1930. They moved to Puget Island in 1945 and Helen graduated form Wahkiakum High School in 1948 . On Dec. 26, 1948, she married Carl Ohrberg and they made their home on Puget Island where they raised four daughters. Carl preceded Helen in death in 1999. Helen worked as a teller at Seafirst Bank in Cathlamet and at the post office for several years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, handcrafts, canning, quilting and donating her quilts. Helen especially loved time with her grandchildren and family gatherings. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. In 2005 she moved to Mossyrock to be with her daughter and in 2007 she moved to Centralia where she enjoyed her life in her home there. Helen is survived by daughters, Janet Meade (Tom), Charle Butenko (Bob), Cinnon Tarabochia, and Jackie Lea (Andy), nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle Anne Tarabochia, and a great grandson, Bret Bigelow, a brother, Elmer Haugen, and two sisters, May Cole and Florence Lloyd. No service will be held at her request. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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