Obituary for Helen Mary Brown | Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd.


Helen Mary Brown

June 6, 1921 ~ July 19, 2018 (age 97)

Helen Beyer Brown, 97, of Coudersport 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.

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