McClelland, Helen Edith Mathews Age 74, of Edina, passed away 6/22/ 12, following a stroke. Predeceased by 1 sister, Mary Ann Mathews. Survived by 1 sister, Nancy Jean Mathews Brown of Los Angeles; 2 sons, Scott A. McClelland and Robert D. McClelland; 2 daughters, Dawn E. McClelland and Pamela Karin McClelland; 3 grandchildren, Jake McClelland, Lily McClelland, and Ava McClelland, and 1 nephew, Gregory Brown. Helen graduated with a Bachelor's of Science from Indiana University, and a Master's of Science in Chemistry from UCLA. She completed 2 years of Medical School at Columbia University in NY, although she left the program before graduation to raise her children. Helen was a strong advocate for women's education. She was an avid gardener and loved to read. She enjoyed collecting antiques, particularly cloisonné jewelry. Helen was a devoted fan of NPR and Public Television. She loved all types of music ranging from classical to gospel. Per Helen's request, no memorial service is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edina Public Library or NPR.
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Published in Star Tribune on July 8, 2012