Helen Nast of Upper Black Eddy died Wednesday, March 4, 2009,
in Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. She was 77.
Born June 29, 1931 in Nockamixon Township, she was a daughter
of the late Webster S. and Dorothy Trauger Lines.
In 1949, she graduated as class valedictorian from Nockamixon
High School in Revere, and became the first secretary at the
school, working for the late principle, Joseph Fink. Later, she
worked as secretary for the late Melvin Mack, Superintendent of
the Palisades School District. She also worked as a part time
secretary for the Upper Bucks Vocational Technical School, as it
was being formed.
Later in her life, she worked as a free lance newspaper
correspondent and photographer for the Delaware Valley News,
Doylestown Intelligencer, Quakertown Free Press and Easton
She also served as United States Census enumerator for 40
years and Judge of Elections in Nockamixon Township district for
more than 15 years.
She was a charter member of the Palisades Alumni Association,
serving as former president and in many other capacities over
the years. She was active in organizations of Nockamixon and
Palisades High Schools, especially the Band Boosters.
She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Ferndale,
where she was a former councilwoman, Sunday school teacher and
former vice president of WELCA. She headed the Christmas wreath
making project as well as other events. She grew and arranged
the altar flowers for several years.
She recently retired as treasurer of Nockamixon Union
Cemetery after serving 19 years. She served on the board of
directors of Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce while in business
She was an avid gardener and grew many prize winning flowers
and vegetables. She also enjoyed crocheting many things,
especially snowflakes and angels for Christmas. She was known as
the "Angel Lady" at Doylestown Hospital.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William Nast; a
son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Donna Nast; two
granddaughters, Rebecca Shermer and her husband, Russell, and
Kate Nast; one great-grandson, Aiden Shermer; and a niece, Tammy
She was preceded in death by a brother, Webster L. Lines.
Her funeral service will be at noon, Tuesday, in St. Luke's
Lutheran Church, Ferndale, where friends may call from 10 a.m.
until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Palisades Alumni
Association, 1174 Blue School Road, Perkasie, PA 18944, for a
scholarship fund. Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home,
March 6, 2009 3:00 AM