Marne Marie Helgeson died Feb. 25, 2008, in Gasquet. She was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Wichita, Kan., and moved here from Glen Ellen.

She was a 15-year resident of Del Norte County and a member of the Coast Redwoods Art Association.

Marne was an artist who exhibited nationally and internationally. She was well known locally and had won many awards within the area.

She is survived by her husband John A. Helgeson of Gasquet; daughters Adair Benoit of Gasquet and Teri Crozat and Durelle Finster, both of Santa Rosa; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

No services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel.