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Helen Sommerfield Lehder

November 7, 1924 — June 3, 2010

Entered into eternal rest on the evening of June 3, 2010, Helen Sommerfield Lehder. Residence, Isle of Palms, SC.  The relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services at the graveside in Beth Elohim Cemetery, (Huguenin Avenue) Sunday, June 6, 2010 at four o'clock.

Mrs. Lehder was born November 7, 1924 in Phoenix, AZ, the daughter of Maurice Henry Sommerfield and Fannie Stone Sommerfield.  She was a 1946 graduate of Syracuse University and retired as a Defense Analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC for thirty years. Before her years in DC, she has worked as the Shaw AFB Reporter with the Sumter Daily Item, she was an Assistant to the President of ConAvionics on Long Island, and Program Director for George Washington University, Maxwell AFB extension.

She was a member of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, Women of Reform Judaism, the Sisterhood of KKBE, former member of Synagogue Emanu-el and Sisterhood Emanu-el, a former volunteer librarian for Synagogue Emanu-el. She was an avid reader, bridge player and a league bowler in Virginia. She traveled extensively during her career at DIA and upon her retirement.

She is survived by her daughter, Marty Lehder Jackson, son-in-law Charles A. Jackson and grandson, Wiley Harris Jackson, all of Isle of Palms, SC; one brother: Stanley L. Sommerfield and his wife Faye Cario of Nokomis, FL; one nephew Mark Sommerfield and his wife Evita of Annandale, VA; one niece Susan Sommerfield of Alexandria, VA; one great niece Camille Sommerfield of Annandale, VA.

Memorials may be made to Patla Library Fund, Beth Elohim Congregation, 90 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

The family would like to express their gratitude to her Nephrologist, Dr. DeAnna Cheek, the staff of the Palms and to Hospice Center of Charleston for their care and kindness.



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