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Friday, July 20, 2018

Helen Beyer Brown, 97, of Coudersport, PA

Helen Beyer Brown

Helen Beyer Brown, 97, of Coudersport, PA,  died, Thursday, July 19, 2018, at UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a short illness. 

Helen was born on June 6, 1921 in Wilmore to Victor and Alberta (Smith) Beyer, the oldest of 8 children. She married Irvan Andrew “Bud” Brown of Lloydell on May 1, 1943. Bud passed away on Dec. 14, 2015 after 72 years of marriage. 

Bud and Helen lived in Lloydell and Mansfield, before moving to Coudersport in 1955. 

They raised eight children, Irvan Jr. of North Carolina, Dennis (deceased), Ronald of New York City, Irene of Lebanon, PA, Harold of South Carolina, Bernadette of North Carolina, Carolyn of Mehoopany, PA and Christopher of Arkansas.

Helen is survived by her 7 children, 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, as well as her sisters Ida Spaid, Lorraine Beyer, Alma Rounds and sister-in-law Jean Beyer. Also surviving Helen is a great number of other relatives and friends who were lucky enough to have known her.

In addition to her parents, husband and son, Helen was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Brown Dillmore, two brothers, Russell and LeRoy and two sisters, Dorothy and Ruth.

Helen was active in St. Eulalia Catholic Church activities, especially Catholic Daughters where she served in many local, regional and state activities. She was especially proud of her work with the church’s annual rummage sale. 

As the children were growing up she was involved in the 4-H Club and the family participation in the annual Potter County Fair was a major event. She also participated, along with Bud, in polka groups in Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. Helen and Bud were avid travelers. 

Their destinations included Japan, Israel, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, and London, as well as Alaska and many other states in the USA.

Helen will be sorely missed by her family, relatives, the congregation of St. Eulalia, the Catholic Daughters, and her many friends in Coudersport.

Family and friends are welcome to a visitation from 6-8:00 pm, Monday at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport and again from 10-11:00 am, Tuesday, at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 Maple Street, Coudersport were a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am with Father James Campbell, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 Maple Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

To share your fondest memories of Helen or to sign her guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com

2 comments :

Unknown said...

Mrs. Brown was an absolute treasure. I'm going to miss our talks. When a 97 year old lady asks you to sit and talk to her, you sit and talk. I will never forget the stories she told me or the friendship I had with her. Her and Mr. Brown loved the Godiva chocolate!! To the family, I'd like to extend my deepest condolences. She will be missed.
- Jake ketterer (the fishing guy with the candy).

Andy Kulp said...

Thoughts and prayers to the family. She will be missed by many people including our group here at KOS. I always enjoyed her visits to make copies and tell us about different things that happened, etc. You and Irv can continue your marriage forever.