Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Helena Pedack Memorial
Helena Pedack Memorial

Helena Pedack

Helena Pedack

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Helena Pedack, 94 of Burlington, passed away on Thursday February 6, 2020.  Helena was born on February 25, 1925 to Isador and Sofia Skorobogty in Baranowicze, Poland. She was married to Emil Pedack on August 11, 1945 in a Displaced Persons Camp in Lintorf, Germany.

Helena was always one to count her blessings as part of her Christian Faith.  Even in the hardship she knew, she saw those blessings.  She & her sisters spent several years in the care of an orphanage.  She escaped the Russian Invasion of Poland through a stroke of luck.  During WWII, she was shipped in a boxcar by the Nazis to a Hard Labor Camp, and later escaped.  She later survived the accidental Allied bombing of her hospital.  All of these events lead to the opportunity to come to the U.S. and to raise her family.  As she always said, “if this were a movie, nobody would believe it.”

She always enjoyed a good joke or story, especially when she was telling them. She loved her family dearly and imparted her faith to anyone willing to listen with a ray of sunshine.

Helena is survived by her sons, Henry (Rae Ann) of Bellingham, Pete (Laurie) of Mount Vernon, Rick (Diane) of Snohomish; son-in-law, Denny Bacon of Santa Barbara; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews in Australia.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Emil; daughter, Christina Bacon.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Snohomish.  Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Hospice NW at www.hospicenw.org.  Share your memories of Helena and sign the online guest register.


  • Elizabeth Chong

    Dear Rick and Diane,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Please accept my condolences and know that she is with our Lord.

  • Bill and Sara Krochalis

    The love of your family, and the quality of my friend, your son’s, character are a wonderful memorial to your amazing life. Every day you laughed was a little triumph for the human spirit. Rest In Peace.

  • Stephanie Dean

    Pedack family,

    Deepest sympathy as you remember Helena. May you all find healing, comfort, strength and peace during this time.

    Stephanie Dean
    Mountain Pacific Bank