OBITUARY

Helen May Herndon

April 16, 1931April 16, 2021
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Helen May Highlander Herndon, age 90, of Orange, VA passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 on her 90th birthday. Helen was born April 16, 1931 in Virginia to Authur Lee Highlander and Blanche Scott Edwards Highlander and was a communications clerk.

Surviving Helen is her son Carl E. “Chip” Herndon, Jr. and his wife Vicki of Zion Crossroads, VA and her cousins William F. Brown and Arlene Brown.

In addition to her parents, her husband Carl Eldridge Herndon, Sr. and her brother Frank Highlander preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, with a time of visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow services in Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Boy Scout Troop 196, c/o 1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, VA 22701.

Fond memories of Helen and condolences may be offered to the Herndon family through clore-english.com. The Herndon family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment Following Funeral Services

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Patricia Brown

April 26, 2021

Chip and Vicki,
Only just finding out about your Mom passing. Saddens my heart and on her birthday, too. She was a special Lady to so many of us and will surely be missed. Sending prayers and hugs.
Pat Brown

Phoebe Compton

April 23, 2021

Chip, I am so sorry I did not know about your mom in time to come to the funeral. I remember when we moved into the neighborhood and you were just a little guy, 4 or 5 years old. Your whole family was an asset to Grandview. Nanny Highlander was "Nanny" to all of the neighborhood kids. Your mom and dad treated Jimmy as he was their own. They took him on vacations and included him in your family events for many years. It is a sad day when the person we love is no longer with us, but the beautiful memories live on forever. I will always treasure your mom, dad and Nanny Highlander.
With love and sympathy
Phoebe Compton

Bernie and Vivian `Fleming

April 23, 2021

Chip and family:
Vivian and I were saddened to learn of your dear Mother's passing. She was a great lady and a dear friend. Your Mother and I were both retired Verizon employees and worked side by side for a period of time. We often shared mutual concerns and joys when we would meet at CUMC and Dogwood Village. I remember one particular event many years ago. There was a major strike of Bell System employees and I was "selected" to receive operator's training. I was privileged to receive my training from Helen. I didn't become a master operator but Helen did all she could to get me through. She will be missed.
Bernie Fleming

Jack Bache

April 22, 2021

Helen and I were friends from First Grade at Ann Wingfield to graduation from Culpeper HS with the Class of 1949. She was a special lady and friend, and I got to visit with her occasionally on my trips back to Culpeper and once after move to Orange. I will miss those visits. RIP my dear friend.

Becky Bailey

April 20, 2021

Chip, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Prayers.

Sheila Farrar

April 20, 2021

My condolences to Chip and his wife. Helen was my first supervisor at C&P Telephone Co. back in the 60's. She was such wonderful lady. I enjoyed working for her. She was also a friend to my Mother Hazel Lamb who is with the Lord now. Chip I remember you as a little boy. You were your Mother's pride and joy. May God give you comfort during this sad time. Sheila Wimberley Farrar, Montross, Va.

SUSAN SHAW

April 20, 2021

I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HELEN'S PASSING. MY SINCEREST SYMPATHY TO HER SON AND HIS FAMILY..
SHE WAS MY FIRST SUPERVISOR AT C&P TELEPHONE COMPANY ON NORTH EAST STREET IN CULPEPER (1968) I WAS AN OPERATOR. THEY WERE WONDERFUL DAYS AND MANY MEMORIES. I LOVED THE JOB AND I LOVED HER.

REST IN PEACE NOW, HELEN. YOU WERE SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON.

MUCH LOVE, SUSAN SHAW

Cathy Pritchett

April 19, 2021

I met Helen about three years ago while visiting people at Dogwood that were members of Culpeper United Methodist Church. I looked forward to our visits, our fun talks, and praying together. I shared my travels and she’d love to hear about them and encouraged me to continue with them. It’s been very hard not to have been able to visit with her for over a year because of Covid. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing and will miss her friendship. I will keep her family in my prayers.

Sue Davis

April 19, 2021

Back in the 70s I worked with Helen at C&P Telephone. She was the supervisor over directory assistance and I was an operator. She was also friends with my parents, Doris and John Jones. In later years her and my mom would travel together anywhere they could and they loved to shop together. She was a regular at our family functions and she loved being around mom‘s grandchildren. She was a great, funny lady and she will be greatly missed by all of us.

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