Helen Pool Chalstrom peacefully passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 after a wonderful life. A native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, she was born on January 30, 1924. Helen graduated in 1940 from Sophie B. Wright High School, and in 1943 from Tulane University College of Commerce. She was a member of the Church of the Annunciation. Her parents are the late Carleton Fillmore Pool, Jr. and May Kostmayer Pool. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Horace Brownell Chalstrom, M.D. She is survived by her brother Carleton Fillmore Pool, III (Ilene); her children, Horace Brownell Chalstrom, Jr., Fran Marie Chalstrom Dominique (Cary), Helen Pool Chalstrom Schneider (David), and Harry Pierson Chalstrom (Amy); her grandchildren, Kathleen Marie Dominique, Margaret Mary Dominique Shaw (Jamerson), Hannah Brownell Schneider, Horace Edward Chalstrom, Anna Pierson Chalstrom, Cora Jennie Schneider, and Davis Brownell Chalstrom; and her great grandchildren, Gavin Michael Shaw, Blaise Pierre Shaw, Sydney Wade Shaw, and Wesley James Shaw. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a reception at St. Andrew's Chalstrom Parish House, 1031 S. Carrollton Ave. in New Orleans on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 4:00PM. Funeral and burial services are private. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to your favorite charity. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie. com.
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, 2013