Helen Haskell Gibson, 95, volunteer for civic groups

August 04, 2002

Helen Haskell Gibson, a frequent volunteer for civic groups, died Thursday at Broadmead, a retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 95.

From 1971 to 1973, Mrs. Gibson was president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, a civic and patriotic group. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross, and she was an active member of St. David's Church in Baltimore, said her son, Bruce Lloyd of Santa Clara, Calif.

Born Helen Haskell McPherson in Baltimore, she graduated from Roland Park Country School in 1925. The only time she lived outside the city, her son said, was when she attended Vassar College, from which she graduated in 1929.

During World War II, she worked in a factory making proximity fuses. She also worked as a clerk at an insurance company. Her son recalled her as a smart, strong-willed mother who stressed religion and family.

A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's Episcopal Church in Glyndon.

Her first husband, William Kenyon Lloyd, died in 1954. In 1969, she married David C. Gibson, who is deceased.

Mrs. Gibson is also survived by two grandchildren.

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