Helen Mower, golf champion, dies at 100


Helen H. Mower, who won golf championships in the 1940s and was on the board of the old Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital, now part of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Oct. 18 of heart failure at Keswick Home in Baltimore. She was 100.

Mrs. Mower had also been on the board of Keswick, a home for the elderly where she was a resident for 10 years. She had lived for many years earlier on Cloverhill Road and in the Thirty-Nine Hundred North Charles Apartments.

As a golfer in Baltimore in the 1930s and 1940s, she won the women's championship at the Elkridge Club several times in the 1940s.

The former Helen Higbie was a native of Chicago and a graduate of Smith College.

During World War I, she worked in Washington for the Red Cross and in 1919 married Edward B. Mower. In 1922, they moved to Baltimore. The treasurer of the Tin Decorating Co., Mr. Mower died in 1936.

Services for Mrs. Mower were to be held at 4 p.m. today at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave. in Baltimore.

She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Mower Bergland of Baltimore; a son, Edward B. Mower Jr. of St. Louis; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Keswick.

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