Helen Sprucebank Thatcher

Helen Sprucebank Thatcher, 99, a Chevy Chase resident who taught elementary school in the District from the late 1920s through the
1930s, died Nov. 15 at Suburban Hospital. She had congestive heart failure.
Mrs. Thatcher taught at Hyde and Hayes elementary schools, among others. She then was a homemaker, a member of the Silver Spring
Kiwanis Club women's auxiliary and a member of Chevy Chase United Methodist Church in Maryland.
She was a native Washingtonian, a 1925 graduate of  Central High School and a 1927 graduate of Wilson Teachers College.
Her husband, Thomas B. Thatcher, whom she married in 1937, died in 1994.
Survivors include two children, Joan Lovato of Colorado Springs and Harry E. Thatcher of Wheaton; nine grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.