05:11:1943 – 07:01:2012
Unparalleled in warmth, kindness and fairness, Helen was a consummate hostess and caregiver. She could throw together dinner for forty with one hand tied behind her back. She regularly threw parties of over a hundred people and prepared the food in a kitchen that would make a ship’s galley look cavernous. She loved her home and opened it up without hesitation especially on holidays if she thought anyone would be alone.
She had an uncommon ability to organize and her filing systems are legendary. She taught her children and grandchildren about unconditional love, forgiveness and had an infectious laugh that exuded joy.