CARTHAGE, NY —
Ormiston, 85, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Lewis
County Residential Health Care Facility in Lowville where
she has resided for two years.
Born April 3, 1931, in Potsdam, the daughter of the late
Leon E. “Tiger” and Anne Chase Maine, she graduated in
1949 from Carthage High School.
She married Ray L. Ormiston on November 20, 1949 at the
Carthage United Methodist Church.
She worked for Crown Zellerbach for six years and Climax MFG
in the Data Processing Dept. and as credit manager for the
Packaging Div. and Board Mill, retiring in April 1993. She
later was a clerk for Porters Liquor Store in Carthage. Ray
Ormiston died Jan. 3, 1970.
Helen was a former Chairman and Treasurer of the Wilna-Champion
Transportation Assoc., former Secretary-Treasurer of
Hillside Cemetery in Natural Bridge and was a building
representative for Grandview Courts when she lived there.
She enjoyed working on family genealogy, playing cards and
Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen Countryman and Linda
Prashaw, both of Carthage; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger
K. and Shann Ormiston, Conroe, TX; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren
and a great great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Al (Martha)
Smith of Watertown and Patricia Patchen of Depauville; two
sisters-in-law, Rose Maine and Mrs. David (Beulah) Dillon
all of Carthage; a brother-in-law, Roger E. Ormiston,
Carthage; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Randy
Ormiston, a sister, Lucy Nunemaker, a brother, Harold Maine
and a great-granddaughter, Lindsey Frost.
A memorial service has been tentatively planned for Monday,
April 24, at Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home in Carthage.
Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Natural Bridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilna-Champion
Transportation Assoc, 222 State St. Box 1104, Carthage NY
13619, the Cystic Fibrosis Assoc. or Hospice of Jefferson
To leave an online
condolence, go to www.bezanillafh.com.
Information provided by
Funeral Home and
Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.