Helen D. Rowe

AMHERST – Helen Davis Rowe, 83, of Amherst, NH died peacefully at her residence on May 10, 2018 with her family by her bedside. She was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on March 2, 1935, the daughter of Albert Davis and Elizabeth Hall Davis.

Helen graduated from Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she met her husband Robert H. Rowe. She moved to New Hampshire in 1971 and taught sixth grade classes in the Milford, New Hampshire School District.

During her life in Amherst she was active in town affairs as the member of the Historic District Commission, Library Trustee, Garden Club and Questers. She served her church, the Amherst Congregational Church, as a member of the Diaconate, Ministerial Search Committee, Woman’s Association and Funeral Committee.

Helen was known by her friends and associates as an individual who did not desire recognition for her accomplishments; a woman who accomplished challenges quickly and efficiently.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert H. Rowe, sons Andrew Davis Rowe and David Rowe and grandchildren Hannah Rowe, Andrew Davis Rowe Jr. and Meghan Rowe.

A memorial service will be held on May 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM in the Amherst Congregational Church, 11 Church Street, Amherst, NH. A private family graveside service will be conducted at Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com