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Helen Eliza Sheldon

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Helen Eliza Sheldon 1914 -2008 DORSET Helen Eliza Sheldon, 93, lifelong resident of the Dorset area, passed away Friday evening Sept. 5, 2008, at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Helen was born in Manchester, Vt., on October 15, 1914, the daughter of Edmund and Wilma Shaw Bowen. She was educated in Dorset schools. She married Harry Sheldon in 1930 in Dorset, where they then made their home. Harry passed away on January 15, 1972. Helen worked for the Hale Company in East Arlington for 30 years, retiring in 1989. She enjoyed gardening and tag sales, but her greatest joy was the times spent with her family. She leaves three sons, Harry, John, and Timothy Sheldon all of Dorset, Vt., daughter Sandra Keyes, of Bennington, Vt., and many, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, David and James Sheldon, a daughter, Betty Jones, and two sisters, Mamie King and Regina Bowen. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be held Wednesday Sept. 10, 2008, at 1 p.m., at the BREWSTER FUNERAL HOME 34 Park Place Manchester. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Dorset. Friends may call at the BREWSTER FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday evening Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Helen's memory be made to either the Manchester Rescue Squad or the Dorset Nusing Assoc. c/o BREWSTER FUNERAL HOME PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 8, 2008
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