Hazel May (Ray) Thomas
Hazel May (Ray) Thomas passed on June 14, 2017, at her oldest son’s house in Ogden, Utah. Hazel had been in hospice care in Ogden since March.
Hazel was born February 23, 1929, to Louis and Maggie Ray. She attended grade school in Gage, and graduated from the Roundup high school in 1947. In 1969 she entered the University of Montana, graduating in 1972 with a BA degree. She returned to the U of M to receive a degree in Special Education in 1978. Hazel taught at public schools in Hall and Jackson, ending up in Lincoln where she taught for seven years, until her retirement.
She married in 1947 and later divorced. She is survived by three children, David Thomas, Jr. of Ogden, Utah, Carol White of Newcastle, Wyo., and Danny Griffith Thomas of Sutton, Alaska. She has four grandchildren, Tess, Billy, Luke and Katie, and five great-grandchildren, Will, Addison, Paisley, Cyrus and Alan.
Hazel is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Maggie Ray, and her brothers and sisters, Cleo, Harry, Ethel, Daska, George, Buster and Tommy.
Hazel loved fishing, hunting, dancing, playing cards and casino bingo but most of all she loved the freedom of the open road, of traveling around the West in her RV.
A remembrance will be held for Hazel in September at the Roundup Cemetery.
Death Notice: Leonard J. Barnes
Leonard J. Barnes, 97, of Deer Lodge, died Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Deer Lodge Medical Center in Deer Lodge.
Graveside services will be held at Fort Harrison Veteran Cemetery on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. There will be a luncheon at The Servicemen’s Club following the service.
Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Leonard’s funeral arrangements. You may pay your condolences at www.longfellowfinneganriddle.com.
Montana State Prison inmate William Horn, age 57, died on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge following an extended illness.
Mr. Horn was sentenced out of Missoula County in 1986 for the crimes of Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, and Theft. Mr. Horn was sentenced to 100 years, with no possibility of Parole. In 2001, Mr. Horn was sentenced out of Toole County for the crime of Assault with a weapon while incarcerated at Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby. Mr. Horn received a sentence of eight years.