Helen D. Hollyday, 89

-AUG. 21, 2012

August 22, 2012
  • Hollyday

Helen D. Hollyday, 89, formerly of New Holland, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Luther Acres in Lititz, Pa., where she had lived since 1989.

Her husband, James H. Hollyday, died in 1986.

Born in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ira and Maude (Clopper) Downey. 

After graduating from Ashland College in Ashland, Ohio, she taught school in Washington and Prince George's counties in Maryland for four years. She returned to teaching in the Eastern Lancaster County school district in 1970, and retired in 1985.

Helen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Holland, and volunteered with Friends of Luther Acres. She was on the board of Lutheran Social Services' Eastern Region, and was a retired member of National Education Association and Pennsylvania Education Association.

She is survived by her children, James D. Hollyday of Lansdale, Pa., Lillian H. Herbener of Ephrata, Pa., and Daniel H. Hollyday of Morrow, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Anne Hollyday, Matthew Herbener, and Michael and Andrew Hollyday.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Downey.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Chapel of the Good Samaritan, Luther Acres, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543, with the Rev. Henry E. Herbener officiating. Private interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in her memory to World Hunger, c/o Trinity Lutheran Church, 221 E. Main St., New Holland, PA 17557 or Friends of Luther Acres at the address above.

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