Helen Otillie Bolstad
(1918 - 2009)

Helen Otillie Bolstad
Nickname: Granny

North Dakota, United States of America
August 30, 1918

April 1, 2009

Family, reading, crotchet, cooking, politics
Helen O. Bolstad (aka Granny) was an amazing women that lived over 9 decades and blessed EVERYONE who had the pleasure of being related to or knowing her. The purpose of this site is to provide a place for everyone to send in stories and memories while they are fresh in our minds so we can all rejoice in her life and remember how much she meant to all of us.

We are all saddened by the loss of Granny because she had such an impact on our lives, but we also celebrate that she was a strong Christian woman who loved the Lord and we will see her again in Heaven.

Viewing will be on April 9th from 2pm-8pm and the morning of the 10th til 1pm. Funeral services will be held Friday April 10th at 3:30 at Powers Funeral Home, 320 W. Pioneer, Puyallup, WA.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations to cover expenses be made to Marian Bolstad 1301 Park Ave, Puyallup, WA 98372.

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I remember on my very first job with Boeing, not having much of anything to start, Helen took me in for a few months until I was able to afford it on my own. She did this even with having all her kids home, she still found room. I remember her good cooking and deserts she would always make. Helen was such a gracious, caring person. She can be described by all the good words a person can possibly think of. She will certainly be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Larry Robinson (Cousin)
April 13th, 2009
I love you all very much, I always remember Granny Helen telling me how big and beautiful I was getting, and all that jazz, she knew flattery and she knew it well, I'll miss her beautiful smile and her kind and loving heart.
angela nelson (adopted great granddaught)
April 13th, 2009
Don and I were at Helen's house watching a video of Christmas at her home (had only known her a short while). In the background, while watching the video, we heard Helen talk about a National Geographic episode she saw. It was about the natives. She said, " i believe it was in Borneo". It was so funny and I laughed until I cryed. Since that day several years ago, I called her BORNEO! I also loved her because she made my son GOODIES all the time. We will truly miss you--but at the same time have learned a lot about life, forgiveness and sincerely looking into the hearts of people around us. I know that Borneo had so much influence in me seeing my husband as a loving man, a great grandpa, a good husband and helping me not Give Up when I wanted to.
vicki zgonc (my son's adopted grandma)
April 9th, 2009
It is so hard to say good-bye to someone so loved! I have lost my dear sister Helen, but somethings never leave us! Fond memories, shared laughter, a bond of love and closeness. So much to say good-bye to...so much to be thankful for. You will be with me always!
Marian Miller (Sister)
April 8th, 2009
My Darling Mother,you precious Angel, when you left this world to receive your Crown In Heaven it left a huge hole in my heart. You are everything to me, my yesterday today and tomorrow. Because of you and your unwavering faith in Jesus Christ as the guiding light, I learned what's at the heart of a good life; love family and lifetime friends. Those things are true and lasting! It is what makes us strong and helps us in our journey through life. Thank you Mother for your unconditional Love that created a strong bond in our relationship. You are the epitome of 1Corinthians 13. You will always be the "Love Of My Life".....You are my Rock!
Marsha Arnold (Daughter)
April 8th, 2009
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"My memory of Helen will always be one of the warm embrace of love. No matter who, no matter when, she made you feel loved and welcome. It was an honor and blessing to have known her, and the love she gave to all continues through her family legacy"
Caroline Haynes-Castro
August 10th, 2010
"Thinking of you and what you might be doing up there, I miss you soooo much that I sit and stare at your hutch, it makes me feel so much better to know your with Lynnette, I love my granny, I just can't believe your gone! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥"
Diana Miller
September 19th, 2009
"I'm missing you today, I thought of driving to see you on my way home in puyallup and reminded myself that I can't. It hurts that I can't hug you, I just keep saying to myself a little longer until I can be with you and Lynnette! Hurry Jesus! ♥m"
Diana Miller
June 11th, 2009
"Hi grandma, Thinking of all the love you gave me today, and how I don't think there is anyone else besides Jesus who could've done it better, you're hugs and kisses and care were such a comfort to me! I miss you, but I'm happy you are with Jesus"
Diana Miller
April 28th, 2009
"When I went to prepare Mom with just a touch of makeup and do her hair, I felt the hand of grief literally squeeze my heart! But I had to do this for Mom. She looks "BEAUTIFUL". My heart hurts so bad, I miss and love you Mom! Your dooder, Mardene"
Mardene Patton
April 10th, 2009
"I just went down to see Granny in the casket and she looks beautiful, as always. She is so peaceful looking and I am happy and secure knowing that she is no longer in pain since it broke my heart to see her suffer and struggle to breathe."
Matt Miller
April 9th, 2009
"It has been an honor to have known and to be apart of grandmas life. She has been an insperation and a role model to me. She will always be in my heart. And I know she is in heaven working on a garden with Jesus. GO GRANNY GO!!! LOVE YA"
Ray Miller
April 6th, 2009
"Grandma always had an open door to her home, possessions and her heart. She was a hard worker and made the best food and you were expected to stay and eat! She was my kindred spirit, love and peace forever,grandaughter Diana"
Diana Miller
April 6th, 2009
"Words can't express...She was and is the LOVE of my life. My mother really...I had 23 years of living with her and feel so fortunate to have those memories and teachings of my gracious grandmother. I will see you soon in Heaven grandma!"
Dayna Miller
April 6th, 2009
"Aunty was so loved because she gave love so easily to everyone. She leaves us having done everything the Lord asked of her and we are sure there's a very special place waiting in Heaven - one with lots of pretty yellow hats. Forever with us."
Corrine Wilkinson
April 6th, 2009


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