Helen Buxton Frey
1916-2002


Helen Frey was a mainstay of her church and her community in Saxtons River, Vermont. She passed away on Friday May 17, 2002. I have assembled some materials for those who remember her best.

A few old pictures

Prayer by David Chevrier that Joan Smith read at the committal service.

The program from Christ's Church

Eulogy by son Larry Frey

Reminiscences by grand-daughter Liz Frey

Recipe for Helen by daughter Louise Deis

Reflections on Life and Death by pastor Joan Smith.

Poem: Let Go. Return read by pastor Joan Smith.

The Prayer of St. Francis was sung by Eloise Chevrier and Susie Peters during the memorial service.

Obituary from Brattleboro Reformer

Obituary from Burlington Free Press

Article about Helen printed in the Brattleboro Reformer in March 1987, "Nursing degree led to war service." Slightly edited by FD.

Hospital Ship Maetsuycker where Helen served

My memories of Helen, by Frank Deis

Helen, in the blue dress, is looking proud of her grandson Tom Deis at his high school graduation in 1999. Seated is his other grandma, my mother Marie Deis.


At the service, several people said "This was Helen's church." Corliss Wright, who is exactly Helen's age, stood up and said "The old church down the street [now the Historical Society] was Helen's church, too. She was the administrator when they closed it down."
Here is a picture of that church in Saxtons River, VT:

Finally, if you are interested, here is my transcription of the Saxtons River 1920 Census

Page last updated June 19, 2002

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