Helen G. Andersen Teacher, volunteer

November 30, 1990

A memorial service for Helen G. Andersen, a retired teacher who was active in Meals on Wheels and in church work, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, Park Avenue and Madison Street.

Mrs. Andersen, who was 101, died of pneumonia Oct. 25 at the Manor Care Ruxton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A resident of downtown Baltimore since 1945, she retired in the mid-1950s as a kindergarten teacher in the Baltimore public schools. Earlier, she taught in New York City and Martinsburg, W.Va.

During the 1960s and early 1970s, she was active in Meals on Wheels, first at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, then at First and Franklin Street where she headed a kitchen crew of three volunteers and a paid cook who daily prepared lunch and dinner for shut-ins.

The former Helen Gildersleeve was a native of New York City and a 1928 graduate of Columbia University.

Her husband, Nelson Andersen, died in 1967.

Her survivors include a niece, Susanne C. Nuhn of Norwalk, Conn.; two grandnieces; and a great-grandnephew.

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