A sad goodbye to a great friend of Webster

3 Aug

I learned some sad news the other day. Long-time resident Helen Miller passed away suddenly at the age of 82.

I never had the pleasure of meeting Helen, but from what I have heard, she was a dear friend of Webster — not just its people, but the entire Webster community itself.  Someone whose positive attitude brought a smile to every life she touched.

Her beautifully-written obituary captures her irrepressible spirit:

A talented artist, restorer of art, an avid golfer, card player, reader & traveler, Helen looked for any excuse to get everyone together to have a party! Helen, thank you for teaching us to love with all our hearts, to laugh often, to turn the negative to a positive, to enjoy every minute and share it all with family & friends. Helen has left a legacy through her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her artwork and her zest for life.

And I just love this.  In her memory she has asked everyone to perform a Random Act of Kindness for someone. (Read the entire obituary here.)

Most people probably don’t realize that Helen painted the mural which now hangs in the Community Meeting Hall, where the Village Board conducts all of their meetings.  And, I just found out yesterday, she also created the stained glass window in that same room.

So the next time you watch a meeting on TV and see that mural, remember Webster’s good friend Helen Miller, and think about how you can pass on her spirit through kindness.



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