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Helen L. Bierworth 88, of Rotonda West, Fla., formerly of Calabash, N.C., passed away September 21, 2017, quietly, at her home with family.
Helen was born June 28, 1929, in Cortland, Ohio, to the late Ted and Clara (Eloph) Peterson. She is survived by her daughters, Denise Bierworth of Maryland and Kathy Perry of Florida, and her husband, Don Perry; granddaughters, Jill Perry Crovo of Osterville, Mass., and Kate Perry Economides of Winthrop, Mass.; and great-grandchildren, Perry and Charlie Crovo, and Maddison and Taylor Economides. Also, Helen is survived by two brothers, Bob and Dick Peterson, who live on the east coast of Florida.
Helen and her husband, Sam, moved to Rockport, Mass., in 1960 to raise their family and start Captian Sam's Deep Sea Fishing along with Captian Sam's Lodge. Over the years the couple designed and had built two boats. The most current vessel, Mary B III, was sold and is currently operating out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
In the early 1980s they moved to Calabash, N.C., where they continued with the fishing business along with evening cruises on the waterway. As a hobby, Helen started art lessons where she became a very accompolished artist and did hundreds of paintings over the years.
In 2004, Helen moved to Rotonda West, Fla., to be with family. There she enjoyed endless hours riding around the neighborhood meet people and bring them cookies and brownies on her visits. She attended the First Baptist Church of Boca Grande. Helen will be missed, but not forgotten. Over her 88 years she has known many people and touched many lives with her quiet and gentle spirit.
Published on October 3, 2017
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