Helen M. Childs

September 25, 1936December 30, 2020
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Funeral services for Helen M. Childs, age 84 of Heuvelton will be held privately for her family. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Heuvelton. Helen passed away late Wednesday night (December 30, 2020) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.

Helen is survived by her husband of over 62 years, Mr. Victor Childs of Heuvelton, 3 daughters, Dawn (Jerry) Crossett of Lisbon, Donna (Paul Langtry) Childs of Heuvelton, and Lori (Kirk) Crossett of Ogdensburg, brothers Harold (Barbara) Curry of Florida and Howard (Deltra) Curry of Colorado, grandchildren Brett, Kendra, and Andrew Crossett, 2 great grandchildren Carley and Chase Crossett, as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her 7 year old daughter Diane in 1966, and a half-sister Beverly.

Mrs. Childs was born on September 25, 1936 in Ogdensburg, NY to the late Walter and Ruth (Merrifield) Curry. She attended and graduated from Heuvelton Central School and later married Victor Childs on May 9, 1958 in Watertown, NY. Helen worked at the IGA grocery store for many years (retiring in 1990), while teaching Sunday school at the Heuvelton Wesleyan Church, and also worked as a housekeeper for the Town of Oswegatchie. She spent her golden years at home with the love of her life, Victor.

Helen was a former parishioner of the Heuvelton Wesleyan Church and enjoyed solving crossword and jigsaw puzzles, listening to old country music, spending time walking with her grandchildren, then after they grew up, walking with her Shih Tzu Hannah. She looked forward to an annual vacation to Old Orchard Beach on the coast in Maine. Helen will be remembered for her socializing with her friends and her love for her husband. She will be missed greatly by her family.

Memorial donations in Helen’s memory can be made to Story Tellers Express. Condolences, fond memories and thoughts can be shared with the Childs family at


  • Graveside Service to be determined due to unforseen circumstances.


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Sheila and Ron Day

January 16, 2021

Our sympathies and prayers for your family. I remember Helen when she worked at the IGA. We enjoyed talking to her when she’d open the town hall for Boy Scout meetings.

Scott Mayne

January 12, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Vic and the Child's family. I have fond memories of Helen and the kindness she shared with everyone. God bless Helen and her family.

Donna Gamble

January 6, 2021

Donna and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Although we never met you mom, we are sure she was an amazing lady, like mother like daughter! Keep your dad healthy and safe. With deepest sympathy and prayers. Donna and Steve

Robert and Virginia Morrow

January 5, 2021

We are so sorry praying for everyone.

Sue Bouchey

January 4, 2021

Lori, Dawn, and Families, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember Helen well when working at the IGA. Find comfort knowing you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kari Eggleston

January 3, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. My children used to walk to and from school always looking to see her in the window. My son, Brady, thought the world of Helen. She will be missed!

Jim Morgan, SR

January 3, 2021

I was sorry to hear of the passing of Helen. I knew Helen when my father Rev. Ray Morgan was pastor of the Heuvelton Wesleyan Church. I graduated High School with her brother Howard. Helen was a very kind individual that enjoyed being around people. She was so much like her mother Ruth.

May God give you strength during this very sad times in your lives.

Jim Morgan

Myron Simmons

January 2, 2021

Helen was my Sunday School teacher when I was a young child. I still remember the day she came in with laryngitis . This was before the addition in the corner room. Helen and her students sat and learned together.

Sharon LaVigne

January 2, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Keep your wife and mother’s beautiful smile on your face and she will always be with you in your heart.

Sharon & Tom Lavigne

Douglas Daniel

January 2, 2021

Condolences to the family of Helen ,