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Helen Bowden Pritchard, 89, of Sylvania, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.
Helen was born Dec. 12, 1923 in Bedford. Her family moved to Columbus when she was a teenager and she graduated from Columbus High School. She married Wiliam Pritchard Jan. 15, 1944, they lived in Toledo most of their married life.
Helen was a dedicated and devoted mother to her two daughters, Teri and Carol. While they were growing up she was a Girl Scout leader, a volunteer at Gesu School and a St. Ursula Academy mother's club member.
She played golf for more than 30 years at Highland Meadows Golf Club where she was a member of the 18-holers and also shot a Hole-in-One on number 15. Helen modeled locally for fashion director Madonna Corrigan at the former LaSalle's Department Store throughout the 1970's and 1980's and for the Lion store. She also appeared on the cover of Field and Turf Magazine in the April 1948 edition.
She was a member of Gesu Church. Spending time with her grandchildren in Toledo and North Carolina was one of her greatest joys.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William L. Pritchard, in 1999. Her brother, Walter Dale Bowden of Columbus, also preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory daughters Teri Bockstahler (Paul) of Toldeo and Carol King (Al) of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Will, Katie and Thomas King and Mary and Jimmy Bockstahler.
A memorial mass will be held at Corpus Christi University Parish on Dorr Street at 1 p.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends beginning at noon Saturday at Corpus Christi.
Donations may be made in Helen's memory to St. Ursula Academy, 4025 Indiana Road, Toledo, Ohio, 43606 or Notre Dame Academy, 3535 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43623.