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World will miss Helen Dancey

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Voice of the People

I and many others were very much saddened by the unexpected death of Helen E. Dancey. The environmental world has lost two of its vital spokespersons recently: Helen and Sallie Jacobs. Both of them touched me deeply, changing my understanding and values to realize the intricate, symbiotic relationships all of us experience with the rest of Nature. While Sallie was locally active, Helen was worldwide.

Helen was extraordinarily instrumental as a Board member of the Porter County Park Foundation and will be greatly missed. All of this, of course, is understatement to anyone who was close to her. She was a gracious, intelligent, sharing woman; a woman who traveled, volunteered, taught; a woman who had time for anyone with a question or a comment; a woman who raised the quality of life for the people around her; a woman who will be mightily missed but who left her mark on all.

Great work, Helen!

Tim Cole,

Porter County Park Foundation


Posted 7/18/2002