Helen Dauphine Tuggy

Date of birth: August 15 1950

Date of death: June 29 2019


Helen was born in Caripito, Monagas, Venezuela at 3:40 PM on August 15, 1950 (the same day as Princess Anne, she was always amused to recount). Both parents, Edward Tuggy and Eleanor Kellogg Tuggy greeted her at each end of this life’s journey.

She moved to the states permanently in 1967 and graduated from high school in Santa Barbara. From there she went to Columbia Bible College in South Carolina, returning to Westmont College in Santa Barbara where she graduated. University of Notre Dame granted her a scholarship to earn her PhD in clinical psychology.

In 1982, Helen moved to Portland for her internship at the VA hospital. She loved the Northwest and made it her home. She also loved being a psychologist. After working in a mental health clinic for several years, she established a private practice that she maintained until 2014. Her health would not let her continue the work that she enjoyed.

She is survived by her beloved, Wanda Tucker and HoneyBoy; daughters, Julie Thacker (husband, Rob) and Janelle “Inanna” Kennedy (partner, Kenechanh Khongsavanh); brother, Bruce Edward Tuggy (wife, Susan) and their children, Stephen, Luisa, Nathan, Rachel, and Benjamin.

Celebration of Life will be held on July 20, 2019 at 2 PM at Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Road, Portland, Oregon. All are welcome.


15 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Wanda Tucker A hui hou...ke Akua pu.

Candle lit by Mary Tucker Deepest sympathy to Helen's family.

Candle lit by Sandy and Tom Fischer RIP sweet lady

Candle lit by Brenda and Sherry A soul sister and one of the best people in the world

Candle lit by Neal Lemery My deepest sympathies.

Candle lit by Jeff and Keri Angell Familiy

Candle lit by Joan Nixon Thanks for the memories!

Candle lit by Puanani Your light will shine in our hearts always.

Candle lit by Inanna Mylym...... I will miss you so much my momma.

Candle lit by Puanani Lalakea We will always carry your light in our hearts.

Candle lit by Shepherd Grei With love may you travel brightly.

Candle lit by Deborah Margaret Crawford Rest in peace lovely one

Candle lit by Becky Corliss Wanda, my heart is with you

Candle lit by Marci and Dave We always loved you. Peace