Helen Bucher, of Pawlet, Vt., passed away on Feb. 24, 2008 at the Indian River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Helen was born on Nov. 25, 1911 in Maywood, N.J., the daughter of Archibald and Martha (Zabraski) Stewart.

Helen graduated from high school in Hackensack, N.J. She was a graduate of the Barbizon Modeling School. Helen married Arthur E. Bucher on August 3, 1934. Helen worked as a dental assistant while living in New Jersey. Upon moving to Pawlet, she became a homemaker. She was a member of the Crescent Valley Home Demonstration Club. Helen helped with the Sunday school at her church; she served as a Girl Scout Leader and volunteered at the Pawlet Library.  Helen enjoyed bird watching, but her real passion was her family.

Helen was predeceased by her husband, Arthur E. Bucher, in 1982, by two brothers: Ronald Stewart and Roy Stewart, and by a son-in-law James Rourke. Survivors are a son, Stewart Bucher, and his wife, Valerie, of Palm City, Fla., two daughters; Susan Rourke of Skaneateles, NY, and Ruth Frost and her husband, Ed, of Hebron. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Jennifer Brown, Amy Bucher, Christopher Rourke, Kathleen Rourke, Colleen Conway, Mark Frost, Stephanie Browe, Jason Frost and Michelle Frost, 11 great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mettowee Valley Cemetery, Pawlet, Vt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Pawlet Library, 141 School St. Pawlet, VT 05761 or Rutland Area Visiting Nurses Association, POB 787, Rutland, VT 05701.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, NY.




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