Obituary Details

Helen Pauline Thomas

(10/21/1921 - 01/13/2002)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 01/23/2002

Helen Pauline Thomas

Helen Pauline Thomas, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Beartooth Hospital Nursing Home in Red Lodge, Mont. She was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Guernsey to William and Fannie Allen.

On Jan. 5, 1938, she married Warren Lee Hales in Hot Springs, S. D. In 1939 she graduated from Manville High School. Helen and Warren had a daughter and son. They later divorced.

On April 10, 1948, she married Ralph L. Thomas in Lusk. In the same year they moved to Cody. They moved in 1958 to Red Lodge, Mont., where they owned and operated Harley Cottages. In 1964 the Thomases built and operated the Sundance Supper Club. Helen worked with Ralph running these two businesses. They retired in 1980 and enjoyed their new house and trips to Mexico. She enjoyed her families, friends, flowers and hummingbirds.

She is survived by daughter Jo Canfield and son-in-law Tiny Canfield of Clark; grandson Clint Canfield of Powell; brother William "Bud" Allen and his wife Betty of Lusk; sister-in-law Irene Roth of Hot Springs, S. D.; brother-in-law Hank Montgomery of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and five nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Robert Warren Hales; her parents; her husband, Ralph L. Thomas; her brother-in-law Everette Thomas and his wife Grace; and sister-in-law Ruth Montgomery.

At Helen's request there will be no services. Cremation has taken place at the Cremation or Funeral Gallery of Billings, Mont. Memorials may go to a charity of your choice.

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