COLUMBUS, Ohio — Helen Catchings Murray died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at her residence in Bexley, Ohio.
She was born on April 21, 1920.
Murray graduated from The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylania, in 1938 and worked for Vogue Magazine in New York for 20 years, and retired as editor of Vogue Patterns and Vogue Knitting.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray were long-time residents of Rumson, N.J. Following Mr. Murray’s death, Mrs. Murray moved in 2000 to Columbus, Ohio, the original home of her mother. While she spent winters in Columbus and Rumson, Helen cherished each summer for every one of the past 88 years at her beloved Camp Menawa on Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains.
She is survived by her three step-daughters: Anne Hernandez, Petra Murray and Katharine Fox; her grandsons: Gilbert and Edward Hernandez; her two great-grandchildren: Paulina and Alex Hernandez; many cousins, relatives and friends; her well-loved dogs Bucky and Boo: and her cat, Mr. T.
She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew B. Murray, Jr.; her father, Waddill Catchings; her mother, Helen Werner Catchings; and her brothers: Waddill Catchings, Jr. and Henry Werner Catchings.
Family and friends intend to convene a memorial service in the spring in Columbus and a memorial service in Lake Placid in the early summer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local Humane Society. Arrangements are by Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, 229 E. State St. Columbus, OH 43215.