Helen Nishimura passed away on April 24, 2015. Helen M. Yamamoto was born Feb. 2, 1928 in Kent and grew up in Woodinville. She married Hiroshi Nishimura and moved to Los Angeles. Widowed, she returned to Bellevue. Helen is survived by sisters Yaeko Abe and Mary Furuta; sons Stephen (Tadaye) and Russell (Lori); grandchildren (Amy, Allicyn & Grant); and many nieces and nephews. Her memorial service is Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11 a.m., Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144.