Pembroke – Helen Marie Brown, 86, was surrounded by her family when she went home to be with her Lord and Savior, peacefully, at home on February 22, 2019. Helen was born to Waldo and Kathleen (Barnes) Tarbell on February 27, 1932 in Pembroke where she grew up and then raised her own family.
She graduated from Pembroke High School, Class of ’49 before marrying Wallace Brown on October 28, 1950. Together they ran the family trucking business. Helen worked out of their home which allowed her to give their three daughters lots of time, love and support. She stayed busy every day, with things such as making her daughter’s school clothes, canning vegetables, knitting and making wreaths at Christmas time. Helen had wonderful memories of dancing, socializing with friends and camping and boating at their camp on Orange Lake with her family. After Wallace retired, they made their dream of traveling to Alaska a reality.
In addition to her parents, Waldo and Kathleen Tarbell, Helen was predeceased by her husband in 2007 and her son-in-law, Craig Smith in 2012.
She will be forever remembered as a kind, loving woman by her daughters, Colleen Smith of Dennysville, Cheryl Curtis and her husband Danny of Pembroke and Jan Brown of Dennysville; six grandchildren, Corey Smith and his wife Jessica, Eric Smith and his wife Aleisa, Shane Curtis and his wife Alice, Andrea Lyford and her husband Chris, Ryan Priest and his wife Sabrina and Lisa Leighton and her husband Chris; seventeen great grandchildren; her brother, Elliott Tarbell and his wife Joyce of Marshfield and many, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including her very special friend Marjorie Little of Calais.
Helen’s family would like to thank Machias Savings Bank, Down East Community Hospital, Hospice for their compassion in Mum’s final journey here on Earth and Mays Funeral Home. Donations in Helen’s memory can be made to Lafayette Cancer Center, 33 Whiting Hill Rd., Brewer, ME 04412.
Friends are invited to visit from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 26th at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A graveside service at Dennysville Cemetery will take place in the spring and will be announced at a later date.