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Helen Leda (Doud) Vinson

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Helen Leda Vinson (nee Doud)

Age 88, passed away January 16, 2016.

She was a homemaker who entered the workforce to support her family in the 1970s after her husband, Charles, Sr. developed cancer. In 1990, Helen retired to care for her injured son. After his recovery, she sold her house in Arden of 50 years and moved to Camden, DE to be near one of her daughters and her family. While living in Camden, Helen took a serious fall and was never the same. After stays in several hospitals and nursing homes, she found comfort at Cadia Silverside where she was properly cared for until her passing.

Preceded in death by her husband, Charles N. Vinson, Sr.; parents, Harry T. and Mildred Doud; youngest son, Donald P. Vinson; and brother, Cliff Doud; Helen is survived by seven children, Rowena Austin (John), C. Nick Vinson, Jr. (Mary Joan Atkinson), James Allen Vinson (Lilly), Leda H. Vinson, Danae Raker (Bill), Rachel Bello (Mark) and Victoria Newton (Pete); 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be 6:00 pm, Thursday, January 21, 2016 followed by a memorial service at 7:00 pm at Schoenberg Memorial Chapel, 519 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Limen House (



Published in The News Journal from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2016
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