Helen A. (Alexander) Bachman

Born: Sat., Nov. 1, 1924
Died: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018


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     Helen Alexander Bachman died December 14, 2018

      Born November 1, 1924 in Elizabethtown, PA, she was the daughter of the late G. Read Alexander and Katharine Aumiller Alexander, and wife of the late Rev. Neal D. Bachman. 

     Helen received her B.A. from Dickinson College in 1946, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha.  She taught history and languages at the Mount Joy, PA high school for 5 years prior to marrying her husband Neal and serving as a devoted minister’s wife for their 62 years together, serving churches in the Philadelphia and Central Pennsylvania Conferences of the United Methodist Church. She and Neal shared a long and happy retirement in Carlisle, PA.  She spent her final years in Mifflintown, PA. Helen enjoyed reading, knitting, spending time with family, participating in her beloved women’s organization, P.E.O., and enjoying the family’s Cocolamus Cottage in Perry County. 

     Surviving are her daughter, Katharine Bachman of Boston, MA, her son Read Bachman and his wife Jeanne of Millerstown, PA; three grandchildren, Clare Bachman and Alexander and Robert Thurmond; and her great-grandson, Ricky Thurmond. 

     Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Helen to Carlisle United Methodist Church, 45 South West Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 or Dickinson College, Office of College Advancement, P.O. Bos 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013.  The family will hold a private memorial service. 

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Desiree Sigler
   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
May your family find comfort as “the hearer of prayer” embraces their heart (Psalms 94:19).