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  • ID: I50430
  • Name: Mary Helen Davis
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 19 MAY 1922 in Arkansas
  • Death: 3 DEC 2007 in Tryon Estates, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina
  • Burial: Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery, Lebanon, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
  • Note:
    The Tryon Daily Bulletin
    North Carolina
    December 5, 2007

    Mary Helen Davis Groendyke, 85, of Tryon Estates, Columbus, died Dec. 3, 2007.

    She was a native of Arkansas and a daughter of the late Thomas Lesille Davis and Blanche Byrom Davis. A resident of Tryon Estates 2? years, she lived in High Vista and Hendersonville 19 prior years. Following marriage in June 1944, and WWII, she resided with her husband and children in High Bridge, N.J. and Clinton, N.J.

    A graduate of Arkansas State University with degrees in history and music, she became a teacher in High Bridge and Clinton Twp. schools. Retiring after 30+ years she became a passionate genealogist, tracing her Davis family to 1790 and Groendyke's to 1645.

    An avid soloist and choir member, she loved traveling to foreign countries, documenting them with photos and tales for her students.

    She served on the Rolling Hills Girl Scout Council as well as the Grandin Library Board of Directors.

    Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Sanford Groen-dyke; daughter Sandra Kay Pott and husband Joel of Rochester Hills, Mich.; son, John Thomas Groendyke and wife Rita of Glen Gardner, N.J.; grandchildren Emily, Jessica, and Eric; great grandchildren Rhys and Katherine.

    Funeral services will be held at Martin Funeral Home, Clinton, N.J., on Saturday Dec. 8, with burial following at Reformed Church cemetery in Lebanon, N.J.

    A celebration of her life is planned for early January at Tryon Estates, Columbus.

    Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722.

    An online guest register may be signed for the family at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com

    McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of local arrangements.

    The Star Ledger
    New Jersey
    5 DEC 2007

    GROENDYKE Mary Davis Groendyke, teacher and genealogist Mary Helen Davis Groendyke, 85, of Columbus, N.C., died Dec. 3, 2007, at Tryon Estates. Mrs. Groendyke was a native of Arkansas, and a daughter of the late Thomas Lesille Davis and Blanche Byrom Davis. A resident of Tryon Estates for 2 years, she lived in High Vista, N.C., and Hendersonville, N.C., 19 prior years. Following marriage in June 1944, and World War II, she lived with her husband and children in High Bridge, N.J., and Clinton, N.J. A graduate of Arkansas State University with degrees in history and music, she became a teacher in High Bridge, Clinton and Clinton Township schools. Retiring after 30-plus years, she became a passionate genealogist, tracing her Davis family to 1790 and the Groendykes to 1645. An avid soloist and choir member, she loved traveling to foreign countries, documenting them with photos and tales for her students. She served on the Rolling Hills Girl Scout Council as well as the Grandin Library Board of Directors. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Sanford Groendyke; daughter, Sandra Kay Pott and husband, Joel, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; son, John Thomas Groendyke and wife, Rita, of Glen Gardner, N.J.; grandchildren, Emily, Jessica and Eric, and greatgrandchildren, Rhys and Katherine. Funeral arrangements are with Martins Funeral Home on Route 31 in Clinton Township. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, with interment immediately afterward in the Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery. For online condolences or for more information, please visit www.martinfh.com. A memorial service will also be held in Columbus, N.C., in early January.

    Social Security Death Index
    NAME: Mary Helen Groendyke
    SSN: 429-22-8040
    BIRTH: 19 MAY 1922
    DEATH: 3 DEC 2007 (V)
    RESIDENCE: 28722 (Columbus, Polk, NC)
    BENEFIT:
    ISSUED: Arkansas
  • Change Date: 12 SEP 2009 at 22:13:38



    Father: Thomas Leslie Davis b: 20 JAN 1867 in Greenway, Clay County, Arkansas
    Mother: Blanche Mahala Byrom b: 6 APR 1893 in Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois

    Marriage 1 Sanford Nitzer Groendyke
    • Married: JUN 1944
    Children
    1. Has No Children Living Groendyke
    2. Has No Children Living Groendyke

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