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Helen Moore Woolever

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November 5, 1930 ~ November 24, 2016

November 5, 1930 - November 24, 2016
Helen Moore Woolever of Fredericksburg, VA, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, died peacefully at home after a brief illness, surrounded by family. The eldest daughter of Harry P. and Dorothy H. Moore, she was 86. Helen is survived by her husband, Miles, of Fredericksburg, VA, whom she met when they sang in the church choir together and whom she married May 17, 1958. Helen is also survived by daughter Susan Beyer (wife of William Beyer) of Clayton, NC, daughter Nancy of Alexandria, VA, son Miles, Jr. of Alexandria, VA, daughter Janet of Fairfax, VA, granddaughter, Sarah Beyer of Clayton, NC, and sister, Barbara Peters (wife of Ronald Peters) of Hamburg, PA.

Helen attended Reading High School (Reading, PA) where she sang in the A Capella choir. Helen's circle of friends from Reading High Class of 1948 gathered regularly for more than 50 years; many of the Girls also went to junior high school together. Their last reunion was October 19th. Helen also attended Reading Business Institute and worked as a legal secretary after graduation and later in the insurance industry for RKI Group Plans in Chantilly, VA.

Helen was a True Believer with a strong faith; her spirit lives on. Helen was a member of St. George's United Methodist Church, Fairfax, VA since the mid-1970s where she sang in the choir until she and Miles moved to Punta Gorda, FL in 2003. They moved to Fredericksburg, VA in November 2012. Helen was known for her witty and wry sense of humor; she loved to laugh herself and to make others laugh with her. She was also a very accomplished seamstress; she loved to knit, to embroider and to listen to the radio or stereo and sing along.

A graveside service will be held Friday, December 2nd at 11 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Cemetery, 10567 Main Street in the city of Fairfax. Family will greet friends and loved ones at St. George's United Methodist Church, 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax, immediately following the service.

The family is grateful to Capital Caring hospice for their enduring support during Helen's brief illness and is indebted to the City of Fairfax and Oakton Fire and Rescue EMTs who helped the family several times in early November.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Capital Caring, Inc. or to the Fairfax City Fire and Rescue Units 3 and 33 or Oakton Fire and Rescue Unit 34


The City of Fairfax Cemetery
10567 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

December 2, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


The City of Fairfax Cemetery
10567 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

December 2, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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  1. My heart goes out to the Woolever family and friends. I can see what a special person Helen was and I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. i am a long-time friend of miles jr., and although i’ve never met mrs. woolever, miles has always shared stories of his close family, and i’ve seen many photo’s along the way. God Bless Helen, and the woolever family at this time and always.

  3. Dear Janet, Paul and I wish to express our sincere condolences to you and your family in the loss of your Mother. I know that you will miss her greatly by just the way you spoke of her in our conversations. I pray that your memories will be strong and comfort you in the times to come. You are in our thoughts and prayers and also pray that God will lift you up and comfort you as you go through this difficult time. With Love, Pat and Paul

  4. Miles, Jr., Dear friend – I am very sorry for your loss and offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your mom was a wonderful woman to be admired and I am glad I had the opportunity to meet her although many years ago. You are proof of your mom’s great character. I’ll be thinking about you in the coming days. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.

  5. My condolences to the Woolever family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am a coworker at CACI, with Janet. While I never had the privilege of meeting Helen, I see from the comments that Janet’s personality is mirrored after her Mother in all the best ways, in strength, compassion and devotion to God. Hugs to you Janet.

  6. Our hearts and prayers are with your whole family. She’s been a good friend all through school. We had a lot of good times together. She even babysat my oldest son when he was a baby! She always made me laugh! Thank you Helen!!

  7. Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers from the Malani family. May you find comfort and peace in all of your wonderful memories. Thank you Janet with sharing so many great photos of your Mom and family with me over the years. Much love to you all.

  8. •Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss, our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

  9. Dear Janet, I want to express my sympathy and let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. May your memories of good times and laughter give you peace and comfort.

  10. To Papa Woolever, Janet, Nancy, Miles and Sue: I am saddened to hear of the passing of such a great lady, whose presence I took for granted and whom I always expected to "be there." In my mind and heart, she will always be there. She and Papa Woolever traveled all the way to California for our wedding; I will never forget that. You are our Virginia family, and you are in our thoughts with love and condolences.

  11. Many happy memories of good times there in Fairfax and NOVA with the entire family. My condolences to all of you. Sorry I could not be there in person for the services.

  12. Nancy, I will be writing you and sending a memorial after the first of the year. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry I never had a chance to meet your mother, but I still feel as if I know her through you. Love, Barbara

  13. Deepest Sympathy to your family God’s Word says, "He will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces " Isa. 25:8…..

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