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Mary Helen Michaux


Mary Helen T. Michaux, a retired psychological and psychiatric researcher, died Thursday of heart failure at Charlestown Retirement Community where she had lived since April. She was 84.

Mrs. Michaux formerly of Norwood Heights retired in 1973 after a 12-year career with the Friends of Psychiatric Research Inc. where she conducted research at Spring Grove and Springfield state hospitals. From 1952 to 1961, she was a psychotherapist at the Veterans Administration in Washington.

Her professional memberships included the American Psychological Association, the Maryland Psychological Association and the New York Academy of Sciences.

She was born Mary Helen Tatom, in Huttig, Ark., and raised in other Arkansas towns. Mrs. Michaux raised her two younger sisters after the death of their parents during the Depression. She enlisted in the Women's Army Corps in 1942 and served in India. She was discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1945.

Mrs. Michaux earned her bachelor's degree in 1947 from George Washington University and her doctorate in psychology in 1952 from Catholic University of America.

She enjoyed vacationing annually in Western Maryland as well as swimming, gardening, reading mystery novels and attending Orioles games. She was a member of the Nature Conservancy and the Rolling Road Golf Club.

Services are private.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years, William W. Michaux; two sisters, Betty Rockenhaus of Irving, Texas, and Mildred Langley of El Do- rado, Ark.; and several nephews and nieces.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 2 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 600, Chevy Chase 20815; or the Richard Purnam Memorial Fund, 5034 South Klee Mill Road, Sykesville 21784.

Catherine M. Miller


Catherine Marie Miller, a retired private duty nurse and former Howard Park resident, died May 26 of complications of a broken hip at the home of her son in Groton, Mass. She was 89.

Born Catherine O'Neill in East Baltimore, she attended city schools and completed nurse's training in 1930 at the old Baltimore City Hospital.

In 1935, she married William Kempster Miller, a kitchen cabinet dealer, who died in 1979.

She moved to Denver for health reasons in 1952 but "always considered Baltimore her home," said her son, James Miller.

Mrs. Miller retired from nursing in 1967.

She studied painting at the Maryland Institute, College of Art and enjoyed painting portraits in oil until losing her eyesight to macular degeneration in the early 1980s.

Services are private with interment at St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Church in North East.

In addition to her son, she is survived by two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made for macular degeneration research, c/o The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21287.

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