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Helen L. Gregson

August 26, 1939 — August 28, 2022

Raleigh

Helen Gregson passed from life at Morningside of Raleigh on August 28, 2022.  She was born April 26,1939 in Randolph Co., NC to Hubert and Hazel (nee Barker) Gregson.  She was the 11th of their 12 children.

Helen graduated from Randleman High School in 1957 and entered the nursing program at UNC Chapel Hill in the fall of 1957.  She received her BS degree in 1961.  Helen began her life of service to others as a nurse in the US Navy from 1962-1964.  There she met her husband, John G Miller.  They were married from 1963-1970.

While working as a nurse at a hospital in Raleigh, Helen returned to higher education and earned another BS degree from NCSU in 1975.

Her next public service was as a Peace Corps volunteer.  From 1984-1986 she taught fishery to the residents of a village in Liberia, Africa and helped at a local medical clinic.  After her release from the Corps she was joined in Africa by a sister and brother-in-law for a month of traveling.  She was the only member of her climbing team to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Helen’s passions were her pets, staying active, and travel.  She took several biking tours in Europe including ones in the USSR and Spain.

Surviving are brother Clayton Gregson and wife, Rebecca; sisters Ola Brown and Marie Shoe; brother-in-law Charles Fields, and sisters-in-law Annie Lou and Elvin Gregson, nieces and nephews.

Interment will be at Randolph Memorial Park.  Per Helen’s wishes, there will be no memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to any animal rescue shelter in Randolph County.

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