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Helen "Hetty" Dick, 91, born in New Hampton, Iowa, passed away on Feb. 8. She attended The American Institute of Business in Des Moines and Northwestern University (Chicago) and served honorably during World War II in the U.S. Navy WAVES at NAS Jacksonville. Mrs. Dick was employed by various military and corporate organizations in the Washington, D.C. area including The Retired Officers Assn., Navy League, Military Order of the Purple Heart, International Management and Development Institute and Sterling Institute. She volunteered in local charities there including International Eye Ball Committee, American
, National Capital Affiliate Women's Board and the National Debutante Cotillion. She was active in national Republican politics as a Reagan political appointee to the Federal Maritime Commission and Dept. of HUD's rep to the White House Conference on a Drug-free America. She held responsible positions in both Nixon presidential campaigns. Mrs. Dick was also active in St. Johns County, Florida politics by chairing the Term Limits Campaign and serving as Committeewoman of the Republican Exec. Committee. She was a member of SJC Roundtable; Citizens Study Committee; The Hon. Tillie Fowler's District 4 Congressional Campaign Committee and a founder and President of the Ponte Vedra FL Republican Club and founding member of the PVB Coalition. Her husband, George, pre-deceased her in 2002. She is survived by daughter Deborah Holbert, New Hope, PA; sons Jeffrey Dick, Jupiter, FL and Michael Dick, Winter Park, FL; grandson Ryan Dick, Boca Raton, FL; and sisters Rita Joost, Jacksonville, FL and Renee Rucker, Lynchburg, VA. Cremains will be in the Bushnell National Cemetery beside her husband. Memorials may be made to a
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 17, 2013