Helen Marguerite DirrettNovember 24, 1921 ~ April 16, 2017 (age 95)
The soul of Helen Dirrett was called by her Savior to be with him in heaven on Easter Sunday 2017.
Helen was a brave and strong woman who faced many challenges during her life. She met them head on with no thought of surrender. Despite her many challenges, she was concerned about others and their problems.
Here sense of humor was always with her.
We will miss you greatly, Helen, but take solace in the fact that you are with Jesus in heaven.
Helen was born at home on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1921. Her parents were John and Caroline (Luther) Morgan. They owned a hop farm north of Albany.
Helen attended North Albany Grade School and Central Junior High School, graduating from Albany High School in 1939. She played saxophone in the high school band and was a state champion.
Helen’s parents introduced her to the First United Methodist Church of Albany. She was baptized in the church at the age of 12 and remained a lifelong member.
In 1944, she married Roy Dirrett after he returned home from the war in the Pacific. Roy remained in the Navy for two more years after they married and was stationed in Florida and to Navy bases on the east coast.
In 1946, they returned to Albany, where Roy started Albany Roofing Company, which was later sold to Scharpf’s Builders.
Roy passed away in 2001.
Helen worked for US National Bank, Pacific Power and Light, and the American Red Cross before taking a job with the U.S. Bureau of Mines, where she worked until retirement.
Helen and Roy nad no children of their own. Helen is survived by nephew William Dirrett; niece Kimberly Dirrett; and great-nephew Beau Baxter.
There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. on May 9 at the Riverside Cemetery in Albany.