Helen Esther (Stowe) Blake, 92, formerly of Roswell, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, in Dallas, Texas. She was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Battle Creek, Mich., to William A. and Harriett M. (Hartson) Stowe. She moved to Roswell in 1949.
She had been a resident of Roswell until her move to Dallas in September 2010. After her retirement as the advertising manager from Sears in 1986, she volunteered at the Roswell Museum and Art Center for more than 20 years. She helped develop the greeters program that is used today. Her main avocation was sewing. It was a skill that served her well throughout her life and was used many times on museum projects. She is survived by her son, Tom, and his wife, Nancy, of Dallas, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Battle Creek, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation, 400 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. 220, Roswell, N.M., 88201.