Helen A. (Underwood) Schouler (1913 - 2013)

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LUDLOW - Helen A. (Underwood) Schouler, 99, of Ludlow, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center.
Born in Greenfield on Oct. 16, 1913, she was raised there by her parents, the late William and Eva (Brooks) Underwood. Helen was a 1932 graduate of Greenfield High School. During her high school years she was awarded the title "Miss Greenfield."
She worked as a cook for the Springfield School Lunch Department for 17 years. She was a member and past president of the Indian Orchard Women's Club and a member of the Ludlow Golden Agers. Helen was a member and deaconess of the First Congregational Church of Indian Orchard.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur H. Schouler, in 1966; her daughter, Judith Premo, in 1980; her brother, William D. Underwood, in 1997; her brother, Gordon Underwood, in 2012, and her granddaughter, Karen Knighton, in 2005.
She leaves one son, Brian Schouler of Ludlow; two granddaughters, Sharon Stratton of Johnson City, TN, and Kristin Miller and her husband Steve of Walpole, MA; a former son-in-law, Paul Premo and his wife June of Johnson City, TN; a former daughter-in-law, Lucy (Tarpinian) Schouler of Longmeadow, and four great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held at the Ratell Funeral Home, 200 Main St., Indian Orchard, Thursday, from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a service in the parlor at 11. Burial will take place in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, 895 Parker St., Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Friends of the Ludlow Senior Center, 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow, MA 01056.
For further information, please visit: Ratellfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Recorder on Feb. 19, 2013