Helene Elaine (MacDonald) Cole, passed away peacefully Friday evening, Nov. 30, 2018, surrounded by family.
Helene was born Dec. 14, 1938, the third child of Ron and Mae MacDonald in Priest River, Idaho. Raised as a child in the Falls Ranger Station area then moving to Priest River to attend high school. Helene was blessed with five boys, John Krizenesky, Ron Krizenesky (Beth), Joe Krizenesky (Elizabeth), Daniel Bowman (Jamie) and David Blumen-stein (Holly).
Her life was one of a free spirit, filled with many opportunities and travels. Helene always had an open door for anyone in need at her home in Priest River. She was an avid outdoor enthusiast loving camping trips, hiking and enjoying nature. With nimble fingers and persistence, she was a huckleberry-picking master. Helene loved gathering with her family at her home where her garden flourished and produced an abundance of canned delicacies and floral excellence. She loved her grandchildren, Robert Krizenesky, Ryan Krizenesky, Johnny Krizenesky, Tucker Bowman and numerous great-grandchildren.
Helene was preceded in death by her parents, Ron and Mae MacDonald; a sister, Doreen MacDonald-Pate; a brother, Lorn MacDonald. Helene will be missed dearly by all the lives she touched.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Frank Chapin Senior Center in Priest River Idaho. A luncheon reception to follow immediately afterward.