Helene Devon Greenwood
Sat., Jul. 28, 2001
LONGVIEW, Texas – Mrs. Helene Devon Greenwood passed away after a lengthy illness on July 27, 2001.
Mrs. Greenwood, a resident of the Clairmont Nursing Home, had been a Longview resident for the past 21 months. Her former residence was Cole Avenue in Dallas, a city where she and her husband, Leonard T. Greenwood, had lived since 1960.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away in February 2001.
Helene J. Devon Greenwood was born June 2, 1920, in Perry Point, Md., to Joseph L. Devon and Josephine C. Buffington Devon. Helene was the fourth of six children. Her brothers, Joseph L., Edward B. and Frances L., and a sister, Beatrice D. Anderson, have preceded her in death.
She grew up in Oxford, Pa., where hs graduated from high school in 1938 and was a well-known athlete in her youth in tennis, golf, swimming and horseback riding. She served her country in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, rising to the rank of Corporal, serving in the Command Headquarters of the U. S. 8th Army Air Force located in the Castle of Lord Sandwich in East Anglia, England. Her future husband, Leonard, and brother, Edward, also served with the 8th Air Force.
She married her husband Len on June 14, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo., and lived in Chicago until moving to Dallas in 1960. She worked as a secretary for Studebaker Motors while in Chicago and in Dallas served as an office manager for the Southland Corp. Mrs. Greenwood and her husband were very active golfers and left Chicago so that they would be able to play year round. They were members of the River Lake Country Club of Dallas.
Mrs. Greenwood leaves a brother, Thomas J. Devon Sr. and his wife June of Whiting, N. J.; and nephews Thomas J. Devon Jr. and his wife Arlene of Longview, Richard Devon and his wife Jerry of Atlanta, Ga., Lynn Devon of Clearwater, Fla., and Charles Greenwood Jr. of East Liverpool. Also suriving are great-nieces Laurie E. Devon of Longview, Julie B. Devon of Dallas and Alex Devon of Atlanta; and a great-nephew, Jeffrey T. Devon of Dallas. She also has surviving brothers-in-law, Robert K. and Charles A. Greenwood of East Liverpool.
A memorial service is pending at Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview with interment in All Saints Memorial Garden located at Trinity Church.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3613 S. Broadway, Tyler, Texas 75701-8732, or Trinity Episcopal Church, 906 Padon Longview, Texas 75601