Helen Sawyer Bagby Helen Sawyer Bagby, 83, of Charlottesville, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Heritage Inn. Born December 29, 1929, in Wythe County, she was the daughter of Walter and Effie R. Sawyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bagby. Helen was the bookkeeper for her husband's business Bagby Construction and later ran her own elder care business. She is survived by her two sons, Wes Bagby of Lake Monticello and Rick Bagby of Marshfield, Massachusetts; a sister, Bertha Catron of Wytheville; her stepmother, Lydia Sawyers of Wilmington, Delaware; and by five grandchildren, Andy, Mark, Caroline, Connor and Emma. A Celebration of Helen's life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at 524 Caroline Avenue, with Chaplain David Cole officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen's name may be made to Legacy Hospice, 500 Faulconer Drive, Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22903. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Heritage Inn and Legacy Hospice for their care of Helen during her illness. Hill and Wood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may sign the register book at www.hillandwood.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.