Helen Chatfield
1946 - 2020
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Helen Chatfield

Cincinnati - Helen H Chatfield, a sixth generation resident of Cincinnati, died on March 22, 2020 after a long illness. She was the eldest child of the late Henry H. Chatfield and Margaret Anna Rowe, both of Cincinnati. She was born in Cambridge, MA on July 27, 1946.

She attended Seven Hills High School in Cincinnati and graduated from Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT and from the University of Arizona with B.A. in 1968. She was a member of the sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma at Arizona. In 1978, she received a M.B.A. from the University of Denver after working previously as a Registered Representative at Merrill Lynch and as the Office Manager for a Denver automotive dealership and a Trust Officer at the First National Bank of Denver.

She divided her time between Cincinnati and Denver enjoying skiing at Vail, hiking the surrounding mountains and just being with beloved tri-color collie, Traveler. She enjoyed a game of golf or tennis, being a member of The Camargo Club and the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, NY. Also, she always looked forward to visiting the family farm near Hurtsboro, Alabama to ride and hunt quail.

She was a supporter of various educational and philanthropic activities including, significantly, the Taft Museum, among others.

She is survived by two brothers, Charlton H. of Greenwich, Connecticut and George W. of Blacksburg, Virginia; and a nephew, Isaac.

Burial is private. A memorial service is under consideration due to the coronavirus situation. Remembrances may be made to combat Alzheimer's or to the charity of one's choice.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
I am not sure what made me think of Huntie tonight, but found with sadness that she has left us. I knew her through her Aunt Helen Black and well remember trips to the Edge of Appalachia preserve with her.loved visiting with her in her apartment full of art and Merle a lump under a blanket. Lucy Miller
May 5, 2020
I met Helen when we both attended the University of Denver in the 1980's. She was a great friend and remained so even after she left the Denver area. I regret I didn't have an opportunity to spend more time with her. Remembering Helen with much love. God Bless.
March 30, 2020
I will never forget Helen. She was not just my employer she was my friend. She never met a stranger. My husband adored Helen. Rest In Peace Helen. You deserve it.
Lots of love,
Barbara Jackson
March 26, 2020
Helen was a wonderful person and a wonderful friend to me and my family. I remember her Memorial Day fireworks parties she used to host and taking her to the Aquarium for Wave Foundation functions. She even came to a couple of school plays my kids were in. I remember many years ago taking Helen to the Cincinnati Art Museum. The fountain on Fountain Square was being refurbished and they had the "Genius of the Water" on display on the second floor of the Great Hall. It's amazing how large and beautiful she is.
I introduced the elderly guard standing by the statue to Helen and told him she was the Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of Henry Probasco who donated the fountain to the city in the late 1890s and I think it made his day! Helen loved her dog as well as her cats, Molly and Merle. She also loved a good glass of Chardonnay on occasion! I will never forget her.
Rest in Peace Helen,
Andy, Elizabeth, Aaron and Ellie Cunningham
Andy Cunningham
March 26, 2020
Andrew Cunningham
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