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Helen Smith Besson
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1888
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1976
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Helen Besson
A charter member of the Portland Junior League, Helen Smith Besson, who lived at 12433 SW Edgecliff Road, died at her home Saturday at age 87. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Riverview Cemetery chapel. Private interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. Born in Portland, Mrs. Besson was a lifetime member of the Portland Art Museum and a supporter of the Portland Junior Symphony since its founding. Survivors include her husband, Dr. John H. Besson Sr.; son, Rear Adm. (ret.) John H. Besson Jr., Portland; daughters, Mrs. William W. Bildsoe and Helen C. Besson, all of Portland; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Portland Junior Symphony or Holaday Park Hospital. (The Oregonian, 27 Jan 1976) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles E. Smith (1839 - 1912)
  Hedwig Hansen Smith (1851 - 1940)
 
 Spouse:
  John Henry Besson (1883 - 1977)*
 
 Children:
  John H. Besson (1912 - 2011)*
  Helen Celia Besson (1924 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elsa Anne Smith Schnabel (1874 - 1961)*
  Herman C Smith (1879 - 1914)*
  Walter Garfield Emanuel Smith (1881 - 1965)*
  Percy A Smith (1884 - 1957)*
  Stanley C E Smith (1886 - 1973)*
  Helen Smith Besson (1888 - 1976)
  Charles Ellis Smith (1894 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
River View Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Sec 08, Lot 56, Grave 9
 
Created by: Christopher Allyn Mentru...
Record added: Feb 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85586123
Helen <i>Smith</i> Besson
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