By Joanna Bastian
Since my column about the mystery of Helen Louise Martin’s headstone appeared in the Dec. 12 Methow Valley News, we have learned that Helen passed away in 2001 and not 2004. Thank you to Claudia Bradley for the correction; Claudia sent an email with the additional information that Helen was born in Wyoming, and lived and worked in Okanogan.
Helen deserves a proper story, based on the recollections of her family and friends, and so if you have any additional information please email email@example.com. Look for an updated history in the Lower Valley column coming soon.