Helene Wickert Beasley, 65, a Washington area resident since the late 1960s who was active in the Daughters of the U.S. Army and in community volunteer work, died Friday at Fairfax Hospital of a stomach hemorrhage.
The daughter, wife, mother and sister of Army officers, Mrs. Beasley was born in the Philippines, where her father was a surgeon on the island of Corregidor. She grew up there and at military installations in this country and in France.
After her marriage in 1934 to Oscar B. Beasley, an engineering officer stationed in the Philippines, she accompanied her husband to various posts in this country, including a tour at Fort Belvoir, and to Paris, where he served with the engineering section of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expedionary Force (SHAEF).
Mrs. Beasley had been active in officers wives groups during her husband's military career. After moving to this area, she became active in the Daughters of the U.S. Army and worked as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She also was active in St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Culmore, Va.
She and her husband maintained homes at Lake Barcoft, Va., and Scientists Cliffs, Md.
Besides her husnbad, a retired Army colonel, survivors include three sons, Army Col. Benjamin B., who is stationed overseas, Jere E., of Newton, Mass., and Timothy A., of Arlington; two daughters, Barbara A. Ortman of Glen Ridge, N.J., and Helen May Beasley of Fairbanks, Alaska; three brothers, John H. Wickert of Alameda, Calif., retired Army Col. Howard T. Wickert of Fairfax, and Thomas S. Wickert of Alexandria, and 14 grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association or to St. Anthony's Church in Culmore, Va.