Helen Golon, 103, of Longview died peacefully in her sleep February 24,
2022. She was born July 3, 1918, in Bear Creek, Mont. to Jerry and
Katherine (Sankovich) Sudar, and the family moved to the Stella, WA area
When asked, she replied on her 100th birthday her lifetime creed was,
“Always be friendly and happy with people.” She loved her time spent
living along the Cowlitz River. She enjoyed hiking, fishing and many other
outdoor activities. As a devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Mary’s
Catholic Church. She was also a lifetime member of the Catlin Grange.
In April, 1936 she married Joseph Golon. She worked at J.C. Penney while
Joe was in the Army during WWII. She cared for her ill mother Katherine
from 1941 until her passing in 1972. Joe, who owned and operated Pacific
Shoe Shop in Kelso for many years, preceded her in death. She was also
predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Golon is survived by nieces Janice Valentine (Jerry) of Kirkland, WA;
Carol McGaughan of Longview; Kathy Gwin (Chuck) of Shelton, WA;
nephews Darrell Pilat (Sandy) of Kent, WA; Lester Sudar (Judy) of Neilton,
WA; Jerry Sudar (Kristine) and Lon Sudar (Michelle) both of Longview.
Also numerous great nieces, nephews, and great, great nieces and
nephews, as well as many cousins.
A funeral Mass is planned for 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 11, 2022, preceded
by a rosary at 12:30 P.M. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church,
Kelso, WA. Father Michael Barbarossa will be officiating. A viewing is planned Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Dahl McVicker Funeral Home, as well as at the church 30 minutes prior to the rosary. Masks are required at church service and social distancing is available for immune comprised.