Helen Marian (Barnum) Kendall passed into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on January 31, 2009. She had reached her ninety-sixth birthday on June 20, 2008.
Helen loved her children and grandchildren and great grand-children and enjoyed getting together or talking with them whenever she could. She also loved making jewelry or working with shells at her home at the Orchard Nursing Home where she resided. Helen‘s two husbands, Frederick Smith and Vernon Kendall, pre-deceased her. She had five children, of whom four survived. Barbara Ann Smith died of kidney failure in 1947. Frederick B. Smith and his wife, Betty, of Westford, Vermont; Mary L. Baker and her husband, Douglas, of Granville, New York; James A. Kendall and his wife, Donna, of New Haven, Vermont, and Roger V. Kendall and his wife, Emily, of Westford, Vermont. Helen also left behind her wonderful friend, Gerry, at the Orchard..
Helen has eleven grandchildren, one of whom, Elaine Smith, died of heart disease. She also has sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grand daughter.
A commital service will be held in May of this year in Bristol, Vermont, where she will join her husband Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ladies Union of the New Haven Congregational Church of New Haven, Vermont 05472.