- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 25, 2007

Helen Hopkins Haywood, a lifelong D.C. area resident and active volunteer, died Dec. 17 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. She was 93.

She attended the National Cathedral School and Holton-Arms School, and loved spending summers at her parents’ seasonal home in Spring Lake, N.J.

After graduating from the Strayer Business School, Mrs. Haywood administered the business aspects of her father’s orthodonture practice for several years.

In 1936, Mrs. Haywood married Philip G. Haywood, a senior executive with Westinghouse in the District.

During World War II, while her husband was serving in the Pacific, Mrs. Haywood helped her father as an on-site manager of a large victory garden on their property in Edgemoor, adjacent to the residence that would be her home for 65 years.

Toward the war’s end, she lived with her family for one year in Haddonfield, N.J., where her husband continued his service at New York Shipbuilding in Camden.

While raising her family in Bethesda, Mrs. Haywood served for many years as a paid elections official at Bethesda Elementary School, as well as a cafeteria volunteer and Cub Scout den mother.

She also worked as a Gray Lady and volunteer assistant at Suburban Hospital.

An avid yachtswoman, Mrs. Haywood was one of the first female Powerboat Squadron School graduates and boated extensively with family and friends on the Chesapeake Bay.

She was among the most senior members at the Annapolis Yacht Club, where she and her husband had been active since 1945.

Mrs. Haywood also loved bowling and was a member of the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. She was active at the Edgemoor Tennis and Swim Club, and loved owning and taking care of Airedale terriers.

Mrs. Haywood and her husband enjoyed traveling, and took cruises through the Panama Canal, southern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Mrs. Haywood is survived by three sons, Garry Haywood, of Ijamsville, Md., Herbert Haywood, of Bethesda, and Thomas Haywood, of Nicholasville, Ky.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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