Helen S. Iverson


Helen Jane Sproul Iverson, 62, assistant to the director and business manager of the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, died June 14 following a year-long illness.  In a memorial resolution accepted by the Academic Staff Committee, Iverson was praised for her “strong personal interest in the McArdle Laboratory, its work and all of its personnel.”  It was in large part a reflection of Iverson’s administrative ability and her willingness to assume major responsibility for the business activities of the laboratory that the directors were able to continue strong research programs while holding that office, the resolution stated.  Iverson served the McArdle Laboratory for 32 years.  (Wisconsin Week – July 30, 1986)


Monona–Helen S. Iverson, age 62, of 4507 Winnequah Road, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 1986, at home, after a long illness.  She was born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 19, 1923, and grew up in LaGrange, Illinois.  She had been a resident of Monona for 30 years.  She was the beloved wife of Edward Iverson; mother of Carolyn Docter Browne of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Bill Docter of Madison; grandmother of Heather and Heidi Browne; and sister of Esther Erickson of Concord, California.  Helen was employed at the University of Wisconsin at McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research for 32 years.  She was an active bowler in Madison for many years.  She was a member of Luther Memorial Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star.  Many lives were enriched in knowing this very special lady.  She will be remembered as a loving wife, a devoted mother, and a dedicated public servant.  Funeral services were held at Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue on Wednesday, June 18, 1986, with Doctor Charles Puls and Reverend J. Stephen Bremer officiating.  Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Memorials in Helen’s memory can be made to the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, 1400 University Avenue, Madison, WI  53706.