Helen E. Torppa
Astoria native, 93Helen E. Torppa, 93, of Cathlamet, Wash., died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, in Cathlamet.
Ms. Torppa was born July 31, 1910 in Astoria to Matt and Helena (Wiitala) Torppa.
Ms. Torppa worked at the Bumble Bee Cannery in Astoria for many years. She was a member of the Clatsop Post 12 American Legion in Astoria. In 1997, she moved to Cathlamet.
She is survived by one brother, Ted Torppa of Naselle, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Eino and Bruno Torppa; and two sisters, Aili Niemi and Vieno Torppa.
A graveside service was held today at Peaceful Hill Cemetery in Naselle.
Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia View Care Center, 155 Alder St., Cathlamet, WA 98612.
Columbia Funeral Service in Longview, Wash., was in charge of arrangements.