RODMAN, N.Y. —
Perger Whitford, 86, formerly of Rodman, died Wednesday
evening, March 7, at Carthage Area Hospital.
Helen was an avid sportswoman, and was the first woman to
climb the Adirondack 46 High Peaks, solo, which she
accomplished in one year. She is 46’er #854.
Helen’s first love was trapping, then, hunting, fishing
Surviving are two nieces, Virginia Lambert, Croghan, and
Joyce Hull, Florida; two nephews, Douglas Kenfield,
Watertown, and James Kenfield, Colo.; and numerous other
nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde, who died on May
28, 2010; her parents, James and Julia Weiser Vincey Perger;
three sisters, Valeria Kenfield, Margaret Jacobs, Rose
Hoppel; and a brother, John Perger.
There will be no calling hours or funeral. The body will be
Contributions may be made to WPBS-TV, 1056 Arsenal Street,
Watertown, NY 13601 or New York State Trappers Association,
in c/o Dale Gamba, Treasurer, 12320 Pople Road, Cato, NY
Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.
Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and