Helen Baird Rogers
Helen Baird Rogers, 92, passed away on March 25. Born in The Dalles, Ore. to Gertrude (Kopplin) and John Baird, Helen graduated from Missoula County High School in 1942. During WWII she worked, among other jobs, as a welder on oil tankers in San Francisco, Calif. She later married George Rogers, whose work took the family to Spokane, Wash.
In 1995 George and Helen moved to Deer Lodge. After George’s death Helen moved to Missoula and resided at the Clark Fork River Apartments. Besides George, Helen was preceded in death by her sisters Elnore Wohlers and Margaret Kolppa. She is survived by her sons, Pete Rogers (Kathy) in Trinity, Calif., and Steve Rogers (Cathy) in Deer Lodge, daughter Gail Rogers (John Scherlen) in N.C., two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who have blessed her life.
Helen was noted for her many stories, both spoken and written, and she will be sorely missed. Her wish was for her body to be donated for research, and therefore asked that there be no formal service or memorial.
Harold G. Hansen
Harold G. Hansen, 78, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. He was born in Butte on October 13, 1938 to Harold A. Hansen and Margret (Meisinger) Hansen.
He is survived by his brother Russel Hansen, his four sons: Daniel Hansen, Brian Symes, Johnathon Symes, and Thomas Symes; his five daughters: Tammy Kostoff, Terri Hauff, Suzie LaRoche, Keri Garcia and Soledad Symes; a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Harold was a devout Republican who loved his family, country, and football (Redskins).
A graveside service is scheduled for April 7 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Deer Lodge. In lieu of flowers please make any donation to the Powll County Senior Citizen Center in Deer Lodge.
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