Helen Esther Perkins1

F, #16827, b. May 20, 1928, d. Feb 21, 2014

Chronological Events

Birth*May 20, 1928 Helen Esther Perkins was born on May 20, 1928 at Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, United States.1 
Marriage*Dec 6, 1947 She married Leslie Edward Derry Sr., son of Earl Harrison Derry and Ada Mildred Lane, on Dec 6, 1947.1 
Death*Feb 21, 2014 Helen Esther Perkins died on Feb 21, 2014, at age 85 at Townshend, Windham County, Vermont, United States.1 
ObituaryFeb 24, 2014  OBITUARY: Helen E. Derry, 85, of Townshend, VT passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Valley Care Senior Housing in Townshend, VT. She was born in Brattleboro, VT on May 20, 1928; the daughter of the late Elmer and Esther (Johnson) Thomas.

Helen was a lifelong area resident and was educated in the local school system. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, and loved spending time with her family.

She is predeceased by her husband, Leslie E. Derry in 2003, and four siblings, Ralph Perkins, Richard Perkins, Phyllis E. Haskell and Elizabeth Haskins.

She is survived by three daughters, Carol J. Isham and her husband Stan of Plattsmouth, NE, Barbara A. Lewis and her husband Tom of Alexandria, VA, and Kathleen M. Marden and her husband Bob of Evington, VA; a son, Leslie "Skip" E. Derry, Jr. and his wife Kristen of Townshend, VT; two brothers, Philip R. Perkins and his wife Pat of Brattleboro and Roger L. Perkins and his wife Freida also of Brattleboro; two sisters, Isabel E. Madore of Dummerston, VT, and Nancy G. Haskins of Keene, NH; fourteen grandchildren, Caleb, Joshua, Jason, Laura, Caitlyn, Jonathan, Benjamin, Deborah, Greg, Peter, Jennifer, Kristen, Adrienne and Lauryn; seventeen great grandchildren, Samantha, Tony, Brianna, Mackenzie, Amelia, Allison, Evan, William, Leslie, Mitchell, Hannah, Samantha, Nathan, Heather, Rebecca, Sarah and Thomas; as well as many nieces and nephews .

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services and Burial will take place in the spring. The KER-WESTERLUND FUNERAL HOME, 57 High St., Brattleboro has been entrusted with arrangements.

Published in the Brattleboro Reformer on Feb. 24, 2014.2
Burial*Feb 26, 2014 She was buried on Feb 26, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery, Townshend, Windham County, Vermont, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 125556521.3


Leslie Edward Derry Sr. b. Jan 4, 1928, d. Sep 19, 2002


  1. [S802] Site - Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  3. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check Find-A-Grave.com, Death Certificates & Billiongraves.com.