Helen O. Hovestadt
Helen O. Hovestadt
  • December 9, 1929 - February 23, 2017
  • Winslow, Maine

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WINSLOW - Helen Hovestadt, 87, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Goudreau's Retirement Inn in Winslow. She was born on December 9, 1929 in Boston Mass., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wincenty Golleski, both deceased. She retired from the US Postal Service in 1989 from Greene, Maine with 21 years of service. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Auburn, Maine and worked in the church office for 10 years. She was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls in Boston, Mass. She wintered in Florida and travelled widely in the United States, Canada, England and Italy. Her interests were camping, sewing, reading and working in her many perennial flower gardens. She was married to John Hovestadt in 1948 and survivors include her husband John, daughters Linda Clark with husband Alan of Grantsville, Utah, Diane Rawson with husband Steven of Winslow, Maine, granddaughters Janelle Clark and Melissa Taylor, four great granddaughters Kiara Clark, Jaycee, Jaquee and Alexa Taylor and one great grandson Quinn Clark, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Otto, Edmund and Charles Rhode, three sisters, Adeline Rhode, Josephine Golleski, and Mary Handy and granddaughter Jessica Clark Tayon.
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HOVESTADT - Helen O., 87, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Winslow. There will be no viewing or services other than a graveside ceremony in the spring. Interment will be in the Greene Valley Cemetery in Greene. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Helen's memory to The Leesburg Humane Society, 41250 Emeralda Island Rd., Leesburg, FL 34788. Arrangements are under the care and direction of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St. Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545.