WALDOBORO – Helen Sweet Wooster died Aug. 9, 2004, in Rockport. Helen was born in Blue Hill, one of four children of Hartford Sprague and Lenora Morse Sweet. She was a graduate of George Stevens Academy and was proud to have played on the basketball team. She maintained her friendships from that time all of her life. She became a librarian and met her husband, Frederick “Ted”, Wooster while working in Fort Fairfield. They were married in 1939 and lived in Old Town where they made many sacrifices to help his brothers and sister attend college. In spite of her belief that Blue Hill was the loveliest town in Maine, she threw herself into the interests of Waldoboro where they bought a drug store in the early 1950’s. She was a library trustee and fund raiser. She founded three Girl Scout troops with her friends from her weekly bridge club. As a member of the Waldoboro Garden club she was tireless in picking up returnable bottles and transporting jugs of water all over town to their many gardens. Helen and Ted rescued submerged pine logs from a remote pond in Franklin with only a canoe, diving mask and a pick pole. They assembled enough to build a wonderful summer camp. This was the beginning of a Wooster Family Compound on Taunton Bay that is enjoyed by four generations every year. She looked forward to grooming trees and hauling brush every spring. A day on her son’s woodlot with a fire and some hotdogs was an ideal winter outing. An avid letter writer, she received baskets of mail and cards from all corners of the globe. Visitors rang the doorbell day and night. Telephone calls, family photos, videos and letters were among her favorite gifts. Helen had scores of friends from rounds of golf at Wawenock Country Club, Mid-Coast Audubon and her Waldoboro Garden Club. She made it a practice to get along with everyone; at worst, she could be heard to mutter, “I didn’t think much of that!” Like many others of her generation, “she had done without” and was happy later on in life to be free to give to many environmental causes and to put cash in letters and cards to unexpecting kids, some of whom she hardly knew. She is predeceased by her husband, Frederick “Ted” Wooster. She is survived by her son, Ted Wooster and his wife, Betsy, of Waldoboro; daughter, Margo Hope and her husband, Michael, of Pemaquid; grandchildren, Luke Wooster of Hawaii, Anne Metcalfe and her husband, Jamie, of Union, Jeffrey Hope and his wife, Janet, of Anchorage, Alaska, Seth Hope of Portland, Hilary Hope Herzog and her husband, Todd, of Dry Ridge, Ky.; great-grandchildren, Jonas and Amelia Metcalfe of Union, Colby Michael Hope of Anchorage, AK; Elliot Wooster Herzog of Dry Ridge, Ky.; sister, Barbara Ryans of Lynn, Mass., many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro. The committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Bay View Cemetery, Route 182, Franklin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Waldoboro Garden Club, care of Claire Witherell, P.O. Box 315, Waldoboro, ME 04572. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.