Helmes Dr. Winifred G. Helmes died July 24, 2005 in Chapel Hill, NC. She was born March 6, 1919 in St. Paul, MN. She held B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. She was formerly a member of the Executive Staff of the American Association of University Women; Assistant Director of the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor; Special Assistant to Bertha Adkins when she was Under Secretary of Health Education and Welfare; Dean of Students of Foxcroft School and Professor of History Salisbury University. She was the author of the book John A. Johnson, a biography of one of Minnesota's most popular governors. She wrote a number of articles and spoke widely on women's issues. She was also the editor of Notable Maryland Women. Her most recent book, Orchids in the Icebox, was released in 2003. Dr. Helmes was preceded in death by her parents Leslie Charles and Winifred Leveroos Helmes, her sister Lois Helmes Malen and twin great nephews Peter and Quinn Gaskell. She is survived by her brother Leslie Charles Helmes of Mahtomedi, MN; her nieces Jane Malen Yantis of St. Joseph, MO, Julia Helmes Gaskell of Chapel Hill, NC, and Elizabeth Helmes of Mahtomedi, MN; her nephews Peter Helmes Malen, Stanford, CT, Scott Helmes, St. Paul, MN, and Charles Helmes of Zenda, WI. She is also survived by five great nieces and nephews and four great great nephews. Arrangements are with Walkers Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, NC.

Published on July 30, 2005


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