Helen M. Standiford, 79, electronics worker

November 27, 2003

Helen M. Standiford, a homemaker and retired electronics worker, died Monday of a stroke at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Parkville resident was 79.

She was born Helen M. Kelly in Orange, Texas, and moved to South Baltimore's Locust Point as a child and lived on Hull Street. She attended Francis Scott Key School.

During World War II, she worked at a Bendix Corp. plant on Fort Avenue in her neighborhood. She assembled radio components for naval vessels. She stopped work to raise a family but returned to work at Bendix on Joppa Road. She retired from the old Gould Electronics Corp. in Glen Burnie in 1989.

Family members said she enjoyed preparing large family meals and was known for her roasts and gravy.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8516 Loch Raven Blvd.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, James A. Standiford Jr., a retired engineer; two sons, James A. Standiford III of Millersville and Charles Standiford of Carney; a daughter, Lillian M. Thompson of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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