Helen P. Moore

Jan 07, 2013

Warren — Helen P. Moore, 86, passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.

She was born on July 23, 1926 in Norfolk, Va., the daughter of the late John and Olga Oksanen Putansu.

Helen owned and operated with her husband Hill-n-Dale Stables for over 50 years. Her great love of horses and children made her an icon in this area. While she had no children of her own, she played a huge part in molding thousands of children who she had as students and considered them all family. She also bred and trained Appaloosa horses that were sold all over the world.

She was predeceased by her husband Harold P. Moore.

Survivors include her brother Harold Putansu and his wife Alberta and their daughter Kathleen, Brother John Putansu, and two sisters Alma and Mary Putansu.

There will be a memorial service held in the spring.

Should friends desire memorial donations may be made to the M.E.W.A C/O Peter Wappler, 5 Herald Way Freeport, ME 04032

You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home of Thomaston 78 Main St Thomaston, ME 04861



Comments (5)
Posted by: Jan L Fish | Jan 20, 2013 19:58

I remember rounding the corner when the farm would come into view. It was such a thrill to have my riding lesson! I remember Pepsi and Bell. Around and Around we would go. Helen, so patient, so deeply talented. Then came Cowboy. How the stable grew. Helen never seemed to change from her calm manner. A big part of my childhood, you will not be forgotten. God bless you.

Ingrid Perry

Posted by: troy a goodnow | Jan 09, 2013 20:06

I remember Helen & Harold well.  My sisters kept their horses there and traveled around New England competing in horse shows. I worked in the fields for Harold during hay season for a couple summers in the late 70's...hard, hot work, but fun.  Memories that will always be with me.  Both Helen & Harold will be missed by many.

Posted by: holly j butterman | Jan 09, 2013 07:34

Very few people can will ever joyously be able to match the kind heart, willing spirit and knowledge of horses the way that Helen did for so many of us ...  and though it was primarily children, she always made room for adults who wanted to learn to ride or people who just wanted to introduce their "city kid" to the farm .. ponies and horses alike. Her enormous heart and love of people will be remembered across the state and I dare say America .. RIP  Helen and now with Harold .. we are all better because of you.  Holly [Hodgkins] Butterman

Posted by: Bert O Drinkwater | Jan 08, 2013 12:13

Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by: Linda Mae Taylor | Jan 07, 2013 14:23

Such a unique/spirit of a person Mid-Coast loses a FRIEND.

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