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Continued: Obituary: Stewardess Helen Richardson loved excitement of early air travel

  • Article by: ADAM BELZ , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 26, 2014 - 1:39 PM

“She loved that excitement, she loved to talk about it, but she was about as family-oriented as anyone could be,” he said.

She volunteered at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, where she and her husband, a Minneapolis doctor, were founding members. She helped with the Girl Scouts. She volunteered at her children’s schools. She was a hard worker who always had a project going and was always dressed to the nines.

“She was far more comfortable in high heels well into her 90s,” Nelson said.

Later in life she became involved in a Northwest Airlines ex-stewardesses association and organized a reunion in the late 1980s.

Preceded in death by her husband, she is survived by four children, nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six nieces. Services have been held.

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