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 Helen <I>Willard</I> Pumphrey

Helen Willard Pumphrey

Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 5 Apr 2005 (aged 97)
Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row H, Lot 48, Site 6
Memorial ID 80682891 · View Source
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Frederick News-Post, April 8, 2005

Helen Willard Pumphrey, 97, of Poolesville, Md., died on April 5, 2005, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md.

Born in Poolesville, Md., on March 30, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Harry L. Willard and Delma Dudrow.

After completing high school in Poolesville, she obtained a teaching degree from Towson Normal School in Towson, Md. While teaching, she later went on to earn her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. Mrs. Pumphrey taught school in the Montgomery County school system for 41 years. Her teaching career started in a one-room school in Germantown, Md., later teaching in Silver Spring and then returning to complete her career in her hometown of Poolesville.

She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Poolesville and the Rural Women's Republican Club.

Following her teaching career, she enjoyed many years traveling the world with her friends. Her travels took her to 78 different countries and 48 of the 50 U.S. states. She was an avid bridge player, and continued that activity until just two weeks ago. She also devoted many hours to researching and documenting her family history and the history of the town of Poolesville.

She raised two nephews and one niece and is survived by them, Dewalt J. Willard of Frederick, Md., William G. Willard of Charlottesville, Va., and Sarah Ann King of Gloucester, Va. Numerous great-nephews and great-nieces also survive her: Eddie Willard of Charlottesville, Va., Marsha Carum of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Robert D. Willard of Chestertown, Md., William F. Willard of Poolesville, James M. Willard of Middletown, Md., Patricia F. Weiss of Charlotte, N.C., David King of Bethesda, Md., Carol Watkins of Gaeta, Italy, and Ginger Shaw of Bethesda. She is also survived by numerous great-great nephews and nieces.

She is also remembered by several special friends, Dorothy Elgin of Poolesville, Marion Kirby of Washington, D.C., Kathleen Thomas of Poolesville, Kamala Kethavath of North Carolina, and Betty Allnutt of Poolesville.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville. ( Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave., Poolesville, MD, 20837.

Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Md.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made in Helen's name to either St. Peter's Episcopal Church or the Monocacy Cemetery, P.O. Box 81, Beallsville, MD 20839.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 80682891
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Willard Pumphrey (30 Mar 1908–5 Apr 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80682891, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .