A longtime area activist who worked behind the scenes with local elections and in various forms of advocacy to improve the lives of others has died, her family announced.
Helen Boothe of Dune Acres died March 1 in Aripeka, Florida. She was 92.
"In the spirit of charity, Helen always welcomed friends and those less fortunate to her table," her family said. "Her skills as a cook were legend."
It was during the late 1960s that Boothe found her calling to activism in opposing U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and on behalf the League of Women Voters, the American Civil Liberties Union and Common Cause, which aims for an "accountable government, equal rights/opportunities/representation and empowering voices to be heard."
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