Helen E. Grimes, 69, formerly of Lockport, a retired employee of Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors Corp., died Monday (Aug. 30, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst.
A native of Buffalo, the former Helen Wright was a cashier and a cook at Harrison for 20 years before her retirement in 1990. She moved to Wilson five years ago.
She was the first woman to join Niagara County Civil Defense. She had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Aerie 825, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Lockport.
Her husband, Gerald E., died in 1981.
Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Schultz; two brothers, John Wright of Florida and Wesley Wright of Lockport; three sisters, Flora Murray of Olcott and Lillian Goodridge and Ruth Wright, both of Lockport; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service was conducted today in Warrens Corners United Methodist Church, Lockport.