Helen Lee Thurston Conduit - age: 97
(August 19, 1915 to May 06, 2013
Ocean Park, Maine
A memorial service will be held 10:00AM Saturday August 3rd, 2013 at the Jordon Hall in Ocean Park. Services will conclude with military honors. Rev. Beverly Lowe of the United Baptist Church of Saco will officiate. Dennett, Craig &Pate funeral Home Saco are in charge of the arrangements,
Concord NH - Helen Lee Thurston Condict, 97, died May 6, 2013 at the Havenwood-Heritage Heights Health Center. She was born in Ocean Park, ME; August 19, 1915 at the Ocean Park Hotel owned by her late parents Frank and Alice (Wilson) Thurston.
Helen graduated from Wellesley College in 1936 and from Boston University. She taught English and languages in KY, ME, NH, OH, VT, and MA. She was a Lieutenant in the Navy WAVEs.
On April 21, 1951 Helen married the Rev. Clinton Adams Condict who passed away May 17, 2010. Helen and Clinton together directed Baptist camps in VT, MA, and Ocean Park. They owned and operated Winni Day Camp in Laconia.
Helen had an interest in languages, and could converse in German, Latin, French and Spanish; in retirement she started learning Russian. She cared for the environment; she established the first glass recycling program in Winchendon, MA. But her greatest joys were being with and serving others, working in church programs, volunteering for the Ocean Park Association, doing things for family members, and just being with her family.
She is survived by her son James Condict Grace and his wife Eden of Kisumu, Kenya; stepchildren Edgar Condict of New London NH, Clinton Condict Jr. of Silverthorne CO, and Pat Mannion and her husband Bill of Alton NH; grandchildren Isaiah and Jesse Grace, Edgar Jr. and Robert Condict, Carolyn Bosivert, Kellie Langley, Kriss Mossman, Darren and David DeCosmo; nine great grandchildren; brother in-law and four sisters in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Four brothers, a sister, and two infant children Robert and Angel, predeceased Helen.