Helen Morey (Welch) Of Deer Isle, Maine passed away peacefully on Feb 13, 2018 at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct 12, 1934, Helen was the beloved daughter of Arlie Judkins and Step-Father Francis Judkins; and father Clarence Welch.
An avid athlete and dedicated student, Helen graduated from Stonington High School in 1953 with high honors. She married the love of her life, Kenneth L. Morey, June 4, 1953.
Helen was very active in the Deer Isle-Stonington community; working for the Ambulance Corps for 2 years before earning her EMT certification in 1978. Helen was a founding member of the Island Emergency Medical Services Board, serving for 6 years. She worked as a CNA in nursing homes and private care for 16 years. Helen served two terms on the Deer Isle school board and was a foster parent for 12 years. She belonged to the Sunset Restoration Branch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Helen enjoyed watching her children and grand-children play basketball; she was passionate about gardening and loved to spend her time on the shore “Down Back”, visiting family and friends for life’s many special events.
Helen was predeceased by her sister Brenda Welch, grand-daughter Terri-Lee Steele, and her loving husband of 47 years, Kenneth L. Morey. She is survived by her sister Evangeline Diederich and husband David of Lampasas, TX; her half-siblings Colby Welch, Laurie Klemenz and Pamela Osgood, as well as her ten children. Daughters; Cathy Jenkins and husband Alvin of Uncasville, CT; Sheri Morey of Madeira Beach, FL; Sonya Jordan and husband Stephen of Bangor, ME; Judy Odell and husband Eben of Stonington, ME; Susan Russell and husband Mark of Cape Elizabeth, ME. Sons; Dean Morey of Deer Isle, ME; Kenneth Morey Jr and wife Laura of Swans Island, ME; Mark Morey and partner Betty Benner of Deer Isle, ME; Daniel Morey of Deer Isle, ME; Michael Morey and wife Dana of Deer Isle, ME. As well as 24 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Visiting Hours will be held from 12 -3PM, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main Street, Ellsworth. A funeral service will be held at 4PM Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Sunset Restoration Branch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Deer Isle, Maine. Spring interment will be at Mt. Adams Cemetery, Deer Isle. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.bragdonkelley.com.