Helen Frances Sherman
December 11, 1924 - January 29, 2018
Helen Francis Sherman goes to join the Angels she so fondly believed in on January 29, 2018. Helen was born on December 11, 1924 in Marion County to Edmund and Elizabeth Bartosz.
Helen was the oldest of 5 siblings.
Helen married Raymond Sherman on May 7, 1947, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Salem, OR. They were married 38 years and had 7 children.
Helen worked for many years at Aumsville Elementary as the head baker for 21 years and retired in 1989.
When she was not raising her children or working she spent much of her time in service with others through gardening, baking for church socials, cooking for the monks or assisting at the local convalescent home.
Helen took great pride in her gardening and baking, and loved to dance and spend time with her family.
Helen goes to join her one true love, Raymond Sherman who passed March 16, 1985, as well as her son Dennis Sherman, daughter Nancy Dowrie and brother Edmund Bartosz.
Helen leaves behind her surviving children: Barbara Addison, David Sherman, Carolyn Burlison, Julie Kennedy and Annette Chrisemer. Helen is survived by her brothers Raymond Bartosz, Verner Bartosz, and sister Frances Ruef. In addition, she leaves 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Contributions will be appreciated in Helen’s name to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/doernbecher/ .
Helen will be remembered by friends and family for a visitation Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 9:30am Friday, February 2, 2018 followed by a 10:00am Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw, Oregon.