Miss Helen Brown of 39 Turkey
Shore Road, Ipswich, died Saturday March 29, 2008 in the Beverly
Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born in Ipswich on
December 6, 1913, the daughter of the late George and Francena
(McIntire) Brown. Helen graduated from Manning High in 1931 and
Salem Normal School in 1934. For 38 years, Helen taught business
at the high school level. For a few years she taught in Webster,
MA. Most of her teaching was in Ipswich, where for many years
she was the head of the business department. From July of 1943
until December of 1945 she served in the United States Navy at
Washington D.C. and Pearl Harbor. While serving in Washington,
she designed a system to insure that ships would be speedily
repaired and returned to combat. She traveled widely both at
home and abroad. A member of the First and South Congregational
Church in Ipswich, she served as financial secretary, deaconess,
and was on the historical commission.
She is survived by two nieces and
four nephews, Margaret Bodge, Ruth Desmond, Richard, Dexter and
Donald Brown and William Boylan. She was predeceased by her
brothers George and Dexter, and sisters Gertrude Proventure,
Gladys Gross Boylan, Esther, Lillian, and Lucy Brown and Annie
Her funeral service will be held
Tuesday April 1 at 1 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home.
Family and friends respectfully welcomed. An hour of visitation
will precede the service starting at 12 noon. Interment will
follow at Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Miss Brown’s
nephew Dr. William E. Boylan will preside. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions may be made to the Helen Brown
Scholarship Fund for deserving Ipswich High School seniors
planning to enter teaching. Donations may be sent to 132 Jackman
St., Georgetown MA 01833.