Margaret Helen Kennedy (nee Ross), passed away on March 6, 2011, in Visalia, California, in her 101st year. Helen was born on May 5 , 1910, in Grand Forks, B.C., to Norman S. Ross and Norma (Herr). In 1934 she married Captain Ira Hearne in Los Angeles and together they had a daughter Carolyn and twin boys, Donald and David. After Ira passed away in1955, she married Verle Kennedy in 1959 and was widowed again in 2007. Son David passed away in 2002. Helen was active in her local communities as a hospital volunteer. She helped establish a center for underprivileged children in the San Fernando Valley. An avid artist, she shared her talent by teaching painting classes. Helen was a first cousin to the late Walter Manson of Grand Forks. Arrangements are by Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel.

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