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Helen O. Harris

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Helen O. Harris

Salt Point - Helen O. Harris passed away peacefully on July 31, 2013. She was 92.

Helen was born on May 27, 1921, the daughter of late Charles and Anna ( Anderson) Olson of Salt Point.

On July 24, 1954 Helen married Herbert H. Harris, the love of her life in Clinton Corners. They lived happily together in Clinton Corners and Millbrook for just shy of 55 years. Together they would travel to different auctions in search for an exciting find and in hopes of finding a new piece of Blue Willow to add to their collection. Herb predeceased Helen on July 9, 2009.

Helen was born on and raised on the family farm in Salt Point and attended Millbrook Schools. Helen worked for many years in Millbrook for the Department Store and for Reardon Briggs as the bookkeeper until her retirement.

Helen was a member of Lyall Memorial Federated Church in Millbrook. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, and collecting antiques. Her two favorite dogs, Emmy and Lily gave her many hours of enjoyment and a smile on her face.

Helen is survived by her nephews Oscar Edward Olson Jr. and his wife Laurie of Salt Point; Charles W. Olson of Millbrook; her niece Edith Hayward and her husband Curt of Rhinebeck; a sister in law Marion H. Kennedy of Florida; and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by three brothers, Charles, Oscar, and John Olson, a nephew John W. Olson and a grand nephew Eric Hayward.

In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Washington Hollow Cemetery Association, 732 Bear Gulch Road, Richmondville, NY 12149.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday August 3, 2013 at 11am at Washington Hollow Cemetery, Millbrook.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Allen Funeral Home-Millbrook.

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2013