Helen Snyder Wesley, 81, who retired in 1997 as an accounting associate at the
University of Maryland, died April 22 at the Washington Home hospice. She had
Mrs. Wesley joined the university staff in 1974 as a secretary.
She was trained in home economics. Early in her career, she worked as a hospital
dietitian and as a traveling cooking demonstrator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
She was born in Durango, Colo., and moved with her family to Hyattsville in
1941. She graduated in 1944 from McKinley Technical High School and
received a degree in home economics from the University of Maryland in 1948.
Mrs. Wesley was chief judge of the Prince George's County Board of Elections
from 1972 to 1974.
She did volunteer work for the Literacy Council of Prince George's County and
the food bank of Trinity Moravian Church in New Carrollton.
She lived in College Park and participated in the College Park Needle Arts Society.
Her husband, Joseph Wesley Jr., whom she married in 1959, died in 1995.
Survivors include two children, Laura Ford of Baltimore and Brian Wesley of
College Park; two sisters; and two grandchildren.
-- Adam Bernstein - The Washington Post