Helen Frances Gurganus
Madras resident Helen Frances Gurganus died March 11, 2002, at Mountain View Hospital at the age of 87.
Mrs. Gurganus was born Jan. 14, 1915 in Metolius to parents Anderson and Mary (Burkenfelt) Williams. She and Stacy Gurganus were married May 31, 1942, in Portland. There she owned and operated the Gypsy Restaurant for many years. She moved from Portland to Madras in 1998. She enjoyed helping others and providing to care giving to those in need.
Survivors include her son, Robi Gurganus of Metolius; sister, Evelyn Young of Metolius; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, six brothers, and three sisters.
A graveside service was held March 15, at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home in Madras.