Helen Marion <I>Palmer</I> Geisel

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Helen Marion Palmer Geisel

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 23 Oct 1967 (aged 69)
La Jolla, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 172951966 · View Source
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Known professionally as Helen Palmer, was an American children's author, editor, and philanthropist. She was married to fellow author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, from 1927 until her death. Her best-known books include Do You Know What I'm Going to Do Next Saturday?, I Was Kissed by a Seal at the Zoo, Why I Built the Boogle House, and A Fish Out of Water.

She killed herself because her husband (the famous author Dr. Seuss) had an affair.

Her suicide note:

""Dear Ted, What has happened to us? I don't know. I feel myself in a spiral, going down down down, into a black hole from which there is no escape, no brightness. And loud in my ears from every side I hear, 'failure, failure, failure...' I love you so much ... I am too old and enmeshed in everything you do and are, that I cannot conceive of life without you ... My going will leave quite a rumor but you can say I was overworked and overwrought. Your reputation with your friends and fans will not be harmed ... Sometimes think of the fun we had all thru the years ..."


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  • Created by: Maggie
  • Added: 19 Nov 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 172951966
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Marion Palmer Geisel (16 Sep 1898–23 Oct 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 172951966, ; Maintained by Maggie (contributor 47162674) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.