Freethought Today · November 2017

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

In Memoriam: Helen Posey

Lifetime Member Helen M. Posey died Sept. 22 at age 101.

Helen was the second of four children born on Aug. 19, 1916, to Gertrude and William Markel in Circle, Mont. Her family moved to Missoula a few years later, where she grew up and went to school. During World War II, she worked as a draftsperson in Seattle. There she met her husband Robert Posey. They lived many happy years in Long Beach, Calif., before moving to Eugene, Ore., in 1989. Helen and Bob were married for more than 50 years and had no children. She was known for her quick wit and wry commentary.

She was a member of FFRF since 1985.

Helen is survived by her younger brother Wesley Markel, also of Eugene.

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