A lifelong teacher, Helen taught biology at Syracuse Central High for 45 years, and 5 years at Sherwood Select School. She graduated from Wellesley College, as Phi Beta Kappa, was active in the Monday Club, on on the board of the Maple Park Home.
Born: 1885 Vernon, NY
Burial: Vernon Village CemeteryView Gravesite Details
After college, Helen lived in the house that is now the American Legion Post. She later moved into her uncle Ard Judson’s house, a big former tavern where the fire company now stands at the corner of Route 5 and N. Sconondoa St.
Helen was a prominent civic leader. She helped lead the historical society and was actively involved in the Monday Club.
Utica Observer Dispatch Wednesday August 8, 1973
VERNON – Miss Helen S. Judson, 88, of 41 West Seneca St. died Sunday in the Presbyterian Home, Clinton, where she had been a resident a year.
She was born in Vernon, the daughter of S. Sheldon and Helen Dean Judson and attended Vernon High School, Miss Judson attended Trinity College (now Duke University) for a year and graduated from Wellesley college in 1906.
She taught for five years in Sherwood Select School, Sherwood, and was principal for two years. From 1921 to 1956, Miss Judson taught biology at Syracuse Central High.
She was a member of United Methodist Church of Vernon and of its WSCS. She was also a member of the State Retired Teachers Association, The Vernon Monday Club which was started by her mother, Phi-Beta-Kappa and the Utica Wellesley Club. She served on the board of managers of Maple Park Home in Vernon Center,
Miss Judson leaves two nephews, Prof. S. Sheldon Judson of Princeton. N.J. and James W. Judson of Rockville, Md., and a niece, Mrs. Martin (Nancy) Brown of Barneveld,
A memorial service will be conducted Aug 20 at United Methodist Church. Cremation was at the Waterville Crematory.