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Originally published: 2013-06-12 16:58:24
Last modified: 2013-06-12 16:58:24

Helen Schulz Duncan

Helen Schulz Duncan, 88, of Norwood Circle, Blowing Rock, died on June 8, 2013.

Born in Charlotte to Susie and Howard B. Wentz, Helen spent her early years in Albemarle and graduated from Virginia Intermont College. She married George Schulz, a Naval Officer and later Circuit Court Judge, in Miami, Fla., in 1943.

After 48 years of marriage, George passed away. In 1992, Helen married Buell Duncan, who along with his wife, Elizabeth, were neighbors and long-time friends of the family. Elizabeth had passed away some years previously. Buell and Helen resided in Orlando, Fla., and Blowing Rock.

Helen spent summers in Blowing Rock for 20 years before settling permanently in 1976. Helen loved Blowing Rock and was very active in community affairs. She was a long-time member and director of Blowing Rock Country Club, board member of the Blowing Rock Hospital and member of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. She will be missed by her many bridge and golf friends and family.

She is survived by her three children, Sheran Reich (Paul) of Winter Park, Fla., Buddy Schulz (Mary Lou) and Marty Schulz, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren, Lynn Brooks Howle Jr. (Dana), Kathryn Helen Ches (Jeremy), and Elizabeth Sawyer (John); and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 14, 2013, at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock. Officiating will be Father Rick Lawler.

The family will receive friends at a reception following the service at the church.

Memorials may be given in memory of Helen to St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the Duncan family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.