COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF CALIFORNIA'S HELEN L. DOHERTY
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E574]
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        COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF CALIFORNIA'S HELEN L. DOHERTY

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                       HON. GLORIA NEGRETE McLEOD

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mrs. NEGRETE McLEOD. Mr. Speaker, I submit the commemoration of the 
life of a great American and dear friend of mine, Ms. Helen L. Doherty, 
who passed away April 11, 2013.
  Helen was a proud member and tireless advocate of the Cherokee Nation 
and she was a teacher who worked throughout her professional career for 
children of all ages. She wrote numerous successful grants for 
education and founded the Kudos for Kids Foundation, a non-profit 
organization dedicated to the needs of children. She gained the support 
of many teachers, students and parents for her work with youth in 
after-school programs. As she continued her work with students even 
after her retirement.
  I knew Helen for many years and during my legislative career, her 
counsel and wisdom have been invaluable to me. She will be sorely 
missed by all her friends, loved ones, and her community.
  Additionally, the Native American community has lost an unparalleled 
leader who was constantly engaged in the defense of their heritage and 
quality of life. We can rest assured her dedication and love for 
America will continue in the many lives she touched.

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