Mary Groendyke

Obituary of Mary Helen Groendyke

MARY HELEN DAVIS GROENDYKE Mary Helen Davis Groendyke, 85, of Columbus, N.C., died 3 December 2007 at Tryon Estates. 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 WW II, 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, Clinton and Clinton Twp. schools. Retiring after 30+ years she became a passionate genealogist, tracing her Davis family to 1790 and 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, MI; son, John Thomas Groendyke and wife Rita of Glen Gardner, N.J.; grandchildren Emily, Jessica, and Eric; great grandchildren Rhys and Katherine. Funeral arrangements are with Martins Funeral Home on Route 31 in Clinton Township, NJ. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 on Friday the 7th. A service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday the 8th with internment immediately afterwards in the Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery. A Memorial service will also be held in Columbus, NC in early January. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, NC 28722.
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