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Helen PROCTOR

Female 1903 - 1999  (96 years)


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  • Name Helen PROCTOR 
    Born 29 Nov 1903  Huchow, Zhejiang, China Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Dec 1999  Claremont, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • SSDI:
      Helen P. Padelford
      b. 29 Nov 1903
      d. 15 Dec 1999
      Res. 99362: Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA

      Obituary from Ellsworthamerican.com:

      “Helen Proctor Padelford of Sullivan Harbor and Claremont, Calif., died peacefully on Dec. 15, 1999, at the Mount San Antonio Gardens in Claremont. She was 96.
      Born Nov. 29, 1903, in Huchow, China, Helen retained a lifelong love of China. She graduated in 1921 from the Shanghai American School and continued her education in the United States, graduating from Denison University in 1925 and the Boston UUniversity School of Theology in 1928. With deep concern for Christian education and social service, she devoted almost 30 years to directing religious education in the First Congregational Church, Winchester, Mass., leading women’s programs and serving as board member of the Boston City Missionary Society. She was a founder and volunteer head of the Host Family Program for international students at MIT from 1961 to 1969, getting others to open their homes as she and her family had long done to increase international understanding and cultural interchange.
      After retiring to Claremont in 1974 with her husband, Helen studied Chinese brush painting and, in 1984, at the age of 81, she had a solo exhibt of 40 paintings at the Mount San Antonio Gradens. In addition to portraying the traditional themees of Chinese painting, she adapted its techniques to express her love of the Maine coast, of rocks, trees, wildflowers, birds and bay. In Claremont, she served as president of the Friends of Pilgrim Place and was actively involved in organizing the Petterson Museum. She was also a strong supporter of the Union Congregational Church in Hancock.
      Helen was predeceased by her husband, Norman J. Padelford, in 1982. She is survived by her three daughters, Grace P. Howland of Walla Walla, Wash., Carolyn P. Tuttle of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Margaret P. Karns of Dayton, Ohio; as well as by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
      A memorial service is planned for the summer at the Padelfords’ longtime home in Sullivan Harbor. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Seacoast Missionary Society or the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.”
    Person ID I2138  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2018 

    Family Norman Judson PADELFORD,   b. 18 Nov 1903, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1982, Claremont, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1929  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Grace PADELFORD
     2. Carolyn PADELFORD
    +3. Margaret PADELFORD
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Nov 1903 - Huchow, Zhejiang, China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jun 1929 - Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1999 - Claremont, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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