On July 2, 1933, Amelia Marie and Milton Weber brought a force of nature into the world in the form of Helen P. Weber. Born of modest means in downtown Baltimore during the era of the great depression, Helen was born with many gifts, among them the power of always knowing what she wanted, and having an inkling of how to get it. So happy as a child, Helen considered herself the luckiest girl in Baltimore.
Her older sister, Evelyn, and her younger sister, Harriet, along with her parents and extended family in Baltimore, all noted her strong will, abundant energy and highly developed verbal skills. Helen negotiated, cajoled, and used her skills and soon was eating three Sunday dinners per week, one at home and two others by invitation outside the family. She also did well at school, studying shorthand and typing.
After her mother died unexpectedly, Helen married an Air Force serviceman and gave birth to two children, Susan and Craig. She traveled to many places including Germany and California and visited many countries in Europe as well as many states in the US.
Helen worked as a secretary during her first marriage. Her favorite jobs during that time included working for a lawyer in the Criminal Justice System in California and for the Assistant Secretary of Health at HEW in Washington D.C. where she interfaced with high level politicians on a daily basis.
After her first marriage ended, she met and married a widower, the love of her life, John (Jack) Meagher. He along with his two young children, Kevin and Ursula became included with Susan and Craig as family. She embraced Jack's children as her own.
Helen started her own secretarial service business and set up an insurance agency after becoming a State Farm Agent.
Most importantly Jack and Helen had a long and happy marriage with many friends. They loved to throw large parties and loved to have fun. Everyone knew Helen as a very warm and welcoming person. She was often the person who insisted that everyone in the family get together. She was a complete soldier in assuming the work of a family gathering, And she never failed to get behind anyone who was ill or having a problem in their life. Simply put, she was the glue of the extended family.
She helped found two community organizations: The Prince George's Opera Society and The Soroptimists Club, a club that supports women, And she was an active member of the Sacred Heart Church.
Jack unfortunately developed Alzheimer’s and passed away. She outlived her husband by 6 years. She never fully recovered from that tremendous loss, despite all her children giving her love and support.
Helen passed away on September 2, 2022. She is survived by her two
sisters Evelyn Marcin and Harriet Larsen, four children Susan Siegel, Craig Busse, Kevin Meagher and Ursula Agnor, 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Foundation