Helen Zilke Memorial Garden
If you would like create a lasting memory for your pet or someone in your life who loved animals, we invite you to create a personalized paver or wall tile in the Helen Zilke Memorial Garden.
Your one-of-a-kind memorial is a wonderful way to leave a mark for your loved one, while also supporting the animals at the shelter.
Who was Helen Zilke?
In August 2009, Helen Zilke, passed way at the age 92. As part of her legacy, she left $1.1 million to the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. This generous contribution was made unannounced and with no request for recognition. Mrs. Zilke's family is proud of her big heart and grateful for this recognition of her devotion to the care of animals.
The Helen Zilke Memorial Garden is a perpetual expression of how compassion and generosity can come together in an extraordinary way, reminding us of the power of the human spirit. Her generosity turned the dream of a new shelter into a reality.
Engravings are done twice a year, generally in the spring and fall (weather depending). The next scheduled engraving is Autumn of 2018, with placement to follow. Orders will be accepted through Sept 1, 2018 for the fall engraving. This schedule is subject to change. While we try to accommodate requests, we cannot guarantee particular wall or brick placement.
Thank you for your understanding.