NEWBURYPORT, Mass. — Helen Balis Glover, 96, longtime resident of Kittery Point, lately of Seabrook, N.H., died early Saturday, April 13, at Anna Jaques Hospital following a brief illness.

Mrs. Glover was born in Lewiston, June 3, 1916, daughter of Peter and Bessie (Laurent) Balis.

She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1934 and Bliss Business School in 1936. Later, she attended the University of New Hampshire in Durham. She worked as secretary and receptionist at the Pownal School, Pownal.

During World War II, she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Corps (WAC), serving in Portland in defense activities and later at the Brunswick Naval Air Station, where she met her husband.

In the mid-50s, she and her husband moved to Kittery Point, where they were employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Mrs. Glover prepared the payroll for submarine personnel, including the ill-fated Thresher, the submarine that was lost in 1963.

She is survived by three nephews, Dudley Glover of Newbury, Mass., Melvin Glover of Rapid City, S.D., and Richard Glover of Camp Verde, Ariz.; a niece, Margaret Glover Boothby of Augusta; and her good friend and companion, Jerie Larsen.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert B. Glover; brother, Victor H. Balis; and nephew, Peter J. Balis.

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