Helaina Jude Kennedy passed away on Friday December 3, 2021 at Harbor View Hospital in Seattle, Washington. She was 63 years old. She was born on January 14, 1958 to Ronald and Cecilia Haig in Detroit Michigan. Helaina graduated from Puente Hills High School in Hacienda Heights, California. On December 01, 1984, in Seattle Washington, Helaina married William (Bill) Kennedy. Helaina and Bill moved to the Willapa Bay area in 1990. Helaina quickly became a leader in the community. She and Bill owned Bayshore Realty in South Bend Washington where Helaina was a well-known and respected real estate broker who worked tirelessly to meet the needs of her clients. Helaina was also an active member of the Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Helaina was passionate about art which included a love for all sorts of jewelry. She learned to make her own jewelry and was certified as a gemologist by the Gemological Institute of America. Helaina loved animals and was known to take on the occasional stray cat in her neighborhood. She is survived by her Chihuahua’s, Peaches and Joey as well as three cats, Mafia, Jenny and Tommy. Helaina loved gardening. She knew much about the local plant species and was proud of her garden. Helaina loved to cook and excelled at making delicious and healthy meals often using vegetables grown in her garden. Helaina was also an active member of the Saint Lawrence Parish in Raymond, Washington. Helaina loved her community and made several good friends along the way. Her friends described her as a loving, sweet, profoundly compassionate and caring. She will be sincerely missed. Preceding her in death are her parents and her brother. Helaina is survived by her husband of 37 years, William Kennedy. Church services will be held on Friday, December 10th, 2021 at Saint Lawrence Parish, Raymond Washington. The Rosary will begin at 0930 hours and Mass will begin at 10:00 AM. A reception will be held in the parish basement at 11:15 AM. The burial will be at 11:00 AM Monday,13th at Saint Joseph Holy Family church in Francis Washington. Arrangements are in care of Stollers Mortuary
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