Helen W. Harvey
Owls Head — Helen W. Harvey, 93, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Knox Center in Rockland.
Born in Camden, Jan. 30, 1921, she was the daughter of Walter L. and Lona Reynolds Whitmore.
After moving to Rockland at the age of 12, she attended local schools and was a 1938 graduate of Rockland High School.
On July 27, 1940, she married her high school sweetheart, Maurice R. Harvey. The couple made their home at Ash Point, where they lived all their married lives.
Not only was Helen a devoted homemaker, but she loved having her family gathered around whenever they could. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, patchwork and braiding rugs.
After her husband retired, she joined him in the Owls Head Buoy Business, where they made, painted and sold bouys and novelties to gift shops.
She particularly enjoyed traveling with her husband in their motor home. They crossed the country twice and spent much time in Canada and Newfoundland.
Helen was an active member of the former Ash Point Church, and after the closing of that church, transferred her membership to the Owls Head Baptist Church. For many years she was active in that church as a youth group leader, Sunday school teacher and choir member.
Other than her parents Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband in 2001; her son Robert A. Harvey in 2011, and a sister Mary Surette. She is survived by two daughters, Lona H. Siebert and her husband Harvey of Owls Head, Cheryl L. Flowers and her husband Jeffrey of Dover, N.H.; a sister, Barbara Skillings of Waterboro, a brother, Herman Thayer and his wife Bessie of Owls Head; six grandchildren, Traci Hartwick and her husband Christopher of Manchester, N.H., Kimberly Peabody and her husband Gary of Searsmont, Christopher Hall of Dover, N.H., Reily Harvey and her companion Scott Erskin of Owls Head, Jacob Harvey and his wife Molly of South Thomaston, Nathan Ames of Owls Head; nine great-grandchildren, Josh, Alyson, Megan, Taylor, Dustin, Dylan, Jenna, Jordan, Kellie; two great-great-grandchildren, Lucy and Mazie Helen; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family.
A celebration of Helen’s life will be held Thursday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. The Revs. Harold Carpenter and Stephen White will officiate. Private interment will follow. To share a memory or condolence with Helen’s family, please visit her Book of Memories at bchfh.com.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.